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2016-17 Season Preview: Steve Clifford

The Hornets return with a familiar roster and a familiar head coach in Steve Clifford. It’s on Clifford to repeat last season’s success.

October 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Looking Back at Steve Clifford Disrupting Out-of-Bounds Plays

There are numerous things which point to the great job coach Steve Clifford and his staff have done with the Hornets. One of them, albeit just a small and fun nugget, is the way coach Clifford is ready to navigate his players through opponent out-of-bounds plays.

May 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

What Inspired Charlotte Hornets Head Coach Steve Clifford’s Rant After Game 2?

The Charlotte Hornets succeeded at adjusting their defensive coverage in order to force more desirable looks from the Miami Heat. Problem is that the Heat stayed white hot for the second game in a row.

April 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

How the Heat Broke Down Charlotte’s Defense in Game 1

The Charlotte Hornets started their first round series against the Miami Heat continuing to use a reasonable amount of aggressive coverage of the pick-n-roll. Only the Heat were ready for that and blew the Hornets defense out of the water.

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

2016 NBA Playoffs Preview: Steve Clifford

Head coach Steve Clifford has done a great job at bringing the Charlotte Hornets back to the top10 in defensive efficiency for the third time. Now, he has an important job ahead of him in Charlotte’s most promising playoffs run since the early 2000s.

April 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Extra Small 76ers Lineups Survive Against Frank Kaminsky

In what otherwise could have been a low intrigue column of notes and observations, I took a look at Philadelphia’s success at playing four guards against the Charlotte Hornets and specifically Frank Kaminsky.

March 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Handle Podcast – Steve Martin: 9/18/15

The legendary Charlotte Hornets announcer Steve Martin joins me to talk about Charlotte’s off-season moves, the outlook on the team’s future and to share his favorite Hornets memories from the past.

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Season in Review: The Team, Rich Cho and Coach Clifford

To piggy-back on something I said during the season when Al Jefferson went down, we’ve now seen how do we look like as a team when the all of the … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · 6 Comments

Hornets Week 6: Interesting Defensive Wrinkles

A write-up on what was a particularly long “week” with two 4-day breaks in between… Aggressive Help vs. Chicago Following a break during which we reportedly paid more attention to … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 5 Comments

Hornets Week 1: Growing Pains on Offense

The legendary first post of a recurring blog that hopefully will survive throughout the season. Right now I’m figuring it could be things I did like and things I didn’t … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 1 Comment