Charlotte Hornets parting ways with Head Coach Steve Clifford

Head coach Steve Clifford of the Charlotte Hornets is seen during the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 15, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) 

Charlotte Hornets announced on Friday that they will be parting ways with Head Coach Steve Clifford. 

“I want to thank Coach Clifford for his contributions to the Hornets,” Hornets President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Mitch Kupchak said in a written statement, released on Friday. 

“I know he has worked incredibly hard on behalf of the organization and we wish him the best moving forward. The search for a new coach will begin immediately," Kupchak said. 

Clifford has over 30 years of coaching experience at the NBA and collegiate level, including 13 seasons as an assistant coach for the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers.