Clifford Gets NBA Orlando Job
Former UMaine Farmington point guard and Woodland HS boys coach Steve Clifford is getting another chance to be a NBA head coach. This time with the Orlando Magic.
Sources are telling ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that the Magic will hold a press conference later today to make it official. It will be a four year deal.
Clifford spent the past five seasons as head coach of the Charlotte Hornets but was let go last month after the Hornets brought in a new general manager. Charlotte made the playoffs in two of his five seasons as coach.
In Orlando, it's another rebuilding job, although some think the roster has more talent than Charlotte.The Magic were 25-57 under Frank Vogel this past season.
After playing his college ball for coach Len McPhee at UMF, Clifford's first coaching job was a boys hoops coach for the Woodland Dragons.
NOTE: Follow Mainer Brett Brown, head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, has been given a three-year contract extension. Brown has been in Philly for five seasons and had one year left in the current deal.