According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Charlotte Bobcats have reached an agreement in principle to hire Los Angeles Lakers assistant Steve Clifford as head coach. According to the report, it is a three-year deal with a fourth year for an option.
Steve Clifford is the Latest Charlotte Bobcats head coach. Who? To quote “My Brother from another Mother” QCB: “NEVER HEARD OF HIM!!!” I’ve heard of Clifford Robinson; Clifford Huxtable (Cosby Show Reference); I’ve heard of Clifford the Big Red Dog, but Steve Clifford?
More than defense, this organization has struggled with continuity. Clifford will be The Bobcats’ sixth head coach in 10 years and its fourth since December of 2010. Of the organization’s 10 lottery selections, nine were let go after their rookie deals expired. Only Emeka Okafor received a second contract, and he was traded for Tyson Chandler early in that second contract. Chandler himself only lasted a year in Charlotte.
Kenny Smith: “I Still Every Now And Then Will Say The Charlotte Hornets… As Long As They’ve Been The Bobcats, It Never Sunk In.”
Bustin’ Loose: 5-23-13: Kenny Smith, NBA on TNT Analyst, stopped by to join the guys on Bustin’ Loose to talk about the Charlotte Bobcats move to bring back the Hornets and some interesting thoughts on […]
Bobcats Chief Marketing Officer Pete Guelli: “It was 80% When We Did The Poll That People Wanted The Name Back”
The Drive Tuesday 5-21-13 – The director of Marketing for the Bobcats talks with The Drive after the press conference that announced the Bobcats intentions of changing the name of the team to the Hornets.
We are about to go “Back to the Future” in the Queen City. After a Decade of disappointments, Charlotte is finally getting the BUZZ back. The current owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and best basketball player […]
Now, I don’t typically buy conspiracy theories. Trust me, I don’t. But the NBA Draft Lottery? Well, let’s just say some convenient things have happened throughout the years. Like last year, when the NBA-0wned New Orleans Hornets won the lucky ping pong ball and not our Charlotte Bobcats, who had the worst record. Saints owner Tom Benson had just agreed to purchase the team, which the league had been trying to sell for a year and a half. Add in the fact that Benson was in attendance and Michael Jordan wasn’t and you can see why people raised questions.
As you’ve now heard, the Charlotte Bobcats will become the Charlotte Hornets. Credit to CBSSports.com’s Will Brinson for breaking the story late last night. We don’t know exactly how long the process will take, but we do know NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver said the process would take “at least 18 months.” So we know Charlotte’s basketball team in 2013-2014 will again be called the Bobcats. The 2014-2015 season will tip off in early November of 2014, a little over 17 months from now. I have no inside information, but I suspect that the organization will aim to take the floor in 2014-2015 wearing purple and teal.
Michael Jordan’s Trainer And Author Tim Grover: “Nothing Was Going To Stop Him From Giving 100% In The Flu Game”
The Drive Friday 5-20-13 -Tim Grover talks with The Drive about his new book and all the great athletes he has trained over the years. They get into how Lebron has failed to step up in big games like Jordan or D Wade has done, his thoughts of Michael Jordan’s “Flu Game”, and what he thinks will happen with Kobe Bryant in L.A.
Michael Jordan got married over the weekend, with Tiger Woods, Spike Lee and Patrick Ewing among those attending the NBA Hall of Famer’s wedding in Palm Beach, Fla.