Lakers assistant Steve Clifford to talk with Charlotte Bobcats about head coaching job


The Los Angeles Lakers‘ bench could go from stacked to pretty thin soon.

Bernie Bickerstaff and Chuck Person were let go earlier in the week, and now Steve Clifford could leave too if he lands a head coaching job with the Charlotte Bobcats, according to Mark Medina:

[pullquote]Lakers assistant coach Steve Clifford is scheduled to interview for the Charlotte Bobcats’ vacant-head coaching position within the next two weeks, according to sources familiar with the situation. The Lakers have given the Bobcats permission to do so, according to one source familiar with the discussions.[/pullquote]

Clifford was brought in last season by Mike Brown after he previously coached Dwight Howard in Orlando.

It seems that it will be up to Clifford whether he returns next season. Mike D’Antoni made Clifford his lead assistant when he got the job back in November, yet Medina reports that Clifford is interested in becoming a head coach in Charlotte despite the Bobcats’ poor form in recent years.

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