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Steve Clifford  Head Coach, Charlotte Hornets

Professional Experience

2013-Present
Head Coach, Charlotte Hornets

2012-2013
Assistant Coach, Los Angeles Lakers

2007-2012
Assistant Coach, Orlando Magic

2003-2007
Assistant Coach, Houston Rockets

2000-2003
Assistant Coach and Advance Scout, New York Knicks

1999-2000
Assistant Coach, East Carolina University

1995-1999
Head Coach, Adelphi University

1994-1995
Assistant Coach, Siena College

1990-1994
Assistant Coach, Boston University

1989-1990
Assistant Coach, Fairfield University

1985-1989
Assistant Coach, Anselm's College

Career Highlights

Finished 4th in NBA Coach of the Year voting in both the 2014 and 2016 seasons, receiving eight and seven 1st-place votes respectively

Led the Charlotte Hornets to the NBA Playoffs twice (2014 and 2016) in his first three years as head coach

During the 2013-14 season, the Hornets finished with the 2nd highest number of single season wins in franchise history (43) and as the second-most improved team in the NBA

2008-09 Eastern Conference Champion

Two Eastern Conference Finals (2009 and 2010)

Three-time Southeast Division Champion

Team captain as a senior and Best Defensive Player in final two years at the University of Maine at Farmington