Report: Bobcats hire Lakers assistant Steve Clifford as new head coach

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.–The Charlotte Bobcats have reached an agreement in principle with Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Steve Clifford as their new head coach, according to USA Today.

According to the report, Clifford signed a two-year deal with a team option for a third year. It is worth $6 million if he is in Charlotte for all three years.

Former Phoenix Suns assistant Elston Turner, former Los Angeles Clippers and Suns coach Alvin Gentry and former Lakers assistant and Duke player Quin Snyder were also in the running for the job.

Clifford has spent 12 seasons as an NBA assistant.

He becomes the sixth coach of the Bobcats since 2007.

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