HEAD COACH

ORLANDO MAGIC (2018 - PRESENT)

1995-1999
Head Coach, Adelphi University
1994-1995
Assistant Coach, Siena College
1990-1994
Assistant Coach, Boston University
1989-1990
Assistant Coach, Fairfield University
1985-1989
Assistant Coach, Anselm's College

2013-2018
Head Coach, Charlotte Hornets
2012-2013
Assistant Coach, Los Angeles Lakers
2007-2012
Assistant Coach, Orlando Magic
2003-2007
Assistant Coach, Houston Rockets
2000-2003
Assistant Coach and Advance Scout, New York Knicks
1999-2000
Assistant Coach, East Carolina University


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Along with making the NBA playoffs in his first year as the head coach of the Magic (2018-19), he led the team to their first Southeast Division title since 2009

  • In his 6 years as an NBA head coach, Clifford has finished 4th (2013-14), 4th (2015-16), and 7th (2018-19) in coach of the year voting

  • Finished 4th in NBA Coach of the Year voting in both the 2014 and 2016 seasons, receiving eight and seven 1st-place votes respectively

  • Led the Charlotte Hornets to the NBA Playoffs twice (2014 and 2016) in his first three years as head coach

  • Named Coach of the Month twice in his career and becomes first in franchise history to win multiple times

  • During the 2013-14 season, the Hornets finished with the 2nd highest number of single season wins in franchise history (43) and as the second-most improved team in the NBA

  • As an assistant coach with the Magic, two Eastern Conference Finals appearances and one NBA Finals

  • Team captain as a senior and Best Defensive Player in final two years at the University of Maine at Farmington


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