Hornets Head Coach Steve Clifford steps away from team due to health concerns

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Head coach Steve Clifford (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Charlotte Hornets announced Wednesday that Head Coach Steve Clifford will be away from the team for the immediate future to address his health.

Currently, officials said there is no timetable for his return. Hornets Associate Head Coach Stephen Silas will serve as acting head coach.

Out of respect for Clifford’s privacy, the Hornets said they will have no further comment at this time.