May 30, 2018, 8:52 amSteve CliffordTeam, Orlando Magic
Steve Clifford has agreed to a four-year contract to become the head coach of the Orlando Magic.
This comes out of nowhere as the Magic have been very quiet while pursuing the right fit for for their coaching vacancy. The team will hold a news conference today to introduce Clifford, who led the Hornets to a couple playoff appearances before being let go earlier this month. It’s an interesting hire as Clifford has proved that he is an excellent X’s and O’s tactician but he hasn’t shown the ability to develop young players, being traditionally hesitant to give his rookies plenty of minutes.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter