The Charlotte Hornets announced Thursday that head coach Steve Clifford has been cleared to return from medical leave next week. Clifford will officially re-join the team starting with practice on Tuesday, Jan. 16, before returning to the sidelines on Wednesday, Jan. 17, vs. the Washington Wizards.
Prior to taking over in Charlotte, he was a long-time National Basketball Association assistant, having had stints with the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, and Los Angeles Lakers. The Hornets (15-24) have three more games between now and then - at home Friday against the Utah Jazz and Saturday against the Oklahoma City Thunder - and Monday afternoon in Detroit against the Pistons. According to a report from The Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell, Clifford had been out due to severe headaches, and Stephen Silas had served in his stead. Clifford had been working with doctors on how to treat them, the paper said.
Charlotte hired Clifford in 2013, giving him his first head-coaching job.
Clifford stepped away from the Hornets on December 6 due to health issues, set to return just over a month since his departure.
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