This article will answer every question you have about Steve Clifford. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.
- What does Steve do for a living?
- Who are Steve’s parents and siblings?
- What are Steve’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Steve married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Steve have any children?
- Where is Steve now?
- How tall is Steve?
- How much money does Steve earn?
- What is Steve’s net worth?
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Who is Steve Clifford?
Steven Gerald Clifford abbreviated as Steve Clifford is a professional American well-known basketball coach who is the head coach of the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA (National Basketball Association). Previously he served as the head coach of the Orlando Magic.
How Old Is Steve Clifford?
He is 60 years old as of June 2022, having been born on September 17, 1961, in Island Falls, Maine, U.S. Steve shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Mia Talerico, Alfie Deyes, Patrick Mahomes II, Bailey Nelson, Mason Patterson, and many more.
Steve Clifford Family
Who are Steve Clifford’s Parents?
He was born to Gerald Clifford (Father) was head coach at North County Union High School. However, his mother’s name and whereabouts are not mentioned on the internet.
Does Steve Clifford have Siblings?
There is no news on the internet showing whether he has siblings or was born as the only child. In case of news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Steve Clifford Education
He received his high school education at North Country Union High School. After high school, he attended the University of Maine Farmington where he played college basketball for four years. In his final two seasons, he was team captain and was named Best Defensive Player, and graduated with a degree in special education.
Steve Clifford’s Marital Status
On his love life matters, he is seen as a person who hates drama and loves his privacy. He has managed to keep his marriage/dating life low-key thus leaving many with a lot of unanswered questions. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Steve Clifford Kids
There is no news on the internet showing whether he has kids or not. In case there is news on this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Steve Clifford Career
A Coaching Career
After graduating from college, he became a teacher at Woodland High School where he gained his first coaching experience at the school, serving as their head coach for two seasons and he led them to two tournaments. He went ahead to serve as an assistant coach at St. Anslem College, Fairfield University, Boston University, and Siena College. At Adelphi University, he assumed the head coaching duties in 1995 where he coached for four seasons leading the team to four appearances in the NCAA Division II Tournament an 86-36 (. 705) record, and four consecutive 20-win seasons.
He became the first coach in school history with more than 20 consecutive wins. Under Jeff Van Gundy, he became an NBA assistant coach with the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets and quickly developed a reputation as a defensive expert. He then was an assistant with the Orlando Magic for Stan Van Gundy. He considers both the Van Gundy as his mentors. With Orlando, he reached the NBA Playoffs in each of five seasons and appeared in the NBA Finals in 2009. He then joined the Los Angeles Lakers as an assistant in the 2012-13 season.
A Career with the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets
Steve was hired by the Charlotte Bobcats on May 29, 2013, to be their head coach. With the team, he implemented a defensive mentality during his first year as head coach turning the Charlotte Bobcats into a top-five defensive team when in the years before his tenure they ranked near the bottom of the NBA in that category. In his first year as head coach, he led the Bobcats to the 2014 NBA Playoffs during which he coached the Bobcats to a 43-39 record. Two years before he joined the Bobcats, they only had a combined total of 28 wins.
After leading the Bobcats to a 7-1 record to the playoffs, he was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for April 2041. He finished 4th in Coach of the Year voting in his first year. It was announced on December 6, 2017, that he would not coach indefinitely to deal with his health issue. The Hornets announced on January 11, 2918, that Steve was medically cleared to return to coaching after a 21-game absence after dealing with sleep deprivation. On April 13, 2018, after the 2017-18 regular season, he was fired as head coach after five seasons of coaching the team to a 196-214 record total.
A Career with the Orlando Magic
After being fired by the Hornets, he was named the head coach of the Orlando Magic on May 30, 2018. The Magic started the 2018-19 season by splitting their first 24 games before falling 11 games under .500 after a 126-117 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, despite the dismal start, he led the Magic on a dramatic turnaround, The Magic defeated the Boston Celtics, 116-108 on April 7, 2019, to clinch their first playoff berth since the 2011-12 season. The win also clinched the Magic’s first Southeast Division title since the 2009-10 season. In addition, this became the Magic’s first playoff appearance since trading Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2012, thus ending the longest playoff drought in franchise history. He and the Magic parted ways on June 5, 2021.
A Career with the Charlotte Hornets (Second Stint)
After the 2021-22 NBA season concluded, the Hornets re-hired Steve as their head coach on June 24, 2022.
Steve Clifford Height and Measurements
His body measurements are not mentioned on the internet.
Steve Clifford’s Salary and Net Worth
He has a salary of $2 million and a net worth of $4 million.