NBA Rumors: Former Hornets Coach Re-Emerging As Candidate For Hornets Job

Michael Jordan has been said to be looking for a coach with experience to take over as the new head man in Charlotte. So how about one with the experience of having actually run the Charlotte Hornets? NBA Insider Marc Stein reports:

There is some serious mounting buzz that former Hornets coach Steve Clifford, who already coached in Charlotte for five seasons and took Michael Jordan’s team to the playoffs twice, has emerged as a candidate to make a return to the Queen City. 

Clifford ran the Hornets from 2013 to 2018, with a record of 196-214. It seems like an odd choice, but there's definitely familiarity with the organization and what MJ likes. 

The 60-year-old Clifford was a coaching consultant to Steve Nash in Brooklyn this past season.

Jordan has been forced to scramble for a head coach now after hiring his first choice, Kenny Atkinson, only to watch him back out after winning the title as an assistant to Steve Kerr in Golden State. 

Veteran head coach Mike D'Antoni was considered the runner-up at that time, and he has a meeting with MJ this week. 

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