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Hornets give coach Clifford extension

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets have entrusted their short-term future to coach Steve Clifford.

The Hornets agreed in principle to a multiyear contract extension Wednesday with Clifford, who is in his third season with the franchise. The team did not release financial terms.

"Personally, it is just what I was hoping would happen," Clifford said before Wednesday night's game against the Washington Wizards. "I like it here. I am very appreciative to Michael (Jordan), Curtis (Polk) and Rich (Cho) to see it through. I am very happy. It is what I wanted and what I was hoping for. I feel like we have made good strides in a lot of ways since I've been here and I want to be here when we get back to the days when we are a playoff team which I think we can be this year."


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