Hornets coach Steve Clifford medically cleared to return to sidelines

Steve Clifford is set to return to the sidelines.

The 56-year-old Charlotte Hornets head coach has been medically cleared to return to coaching on a full-time basis and will return to practice on Jan. 16, the franchise announced on Thursday night. Clifford’s first game back on the Hornets’ bench will be the team’s Jan. 17 game against the Washington Wizards.

Clifford took an indefinite leave of absence on Dec. 6, ultimately missing 19 games. Per the Charlotte Observer’s Rick Bonnell, Clifford has been dealing with severe headaches dating back to before the season started.

The team have posted a 7-11 record under interim coach Stephen Silas and currently sits in the 11th spot in the Eastern Conference standings.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

x

Check Also

Florida Panthers 6, Montreal Canadiens 3

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov finally scored the goal he’s been dreaming about. Barkov ...

NHL honors Tarasenko as its second star of the week

Last week it was Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington. This week it’s forward Vladimir Tarasenko. A ...

Ducks raise Niedermayer’s No. 27 to the rafters at Honda Center

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have raised Scott Niedermayer’s No. 27 to the ...