Steve Clifford: A Coach’s Coach

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Golden State Warriors
Linked below is a terrific article on Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford. There are some terrific teaching points littered throughout this article ranging from Clifford’s ability to be demanding without being demeaning to Al Jefferson’s defensive improvement to the distractions today’s players face.

“The only thing we know for sure is that these are the best players,” Checketts said, and if you want to have value in the NBA – staying power – learn how to make the players better.


For more on Clifford:
-Steve Clifford Coaching U notes (LINK)
-Steve Clifford’s appearance on The Vertical Podcast (LINK)
-The Hornets built a beautiful offense without changing all that much (LINK)
-Charlotte’s “ATO Flip Blazers” action (LINK)

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