The Charlotte Bobcats have hired former Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Steve Clifford and the Phoenix Suns have hired former Utah Jazz assistant coach Jeff Hornacek.
Clifford has been an assistant coach for the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic and Lakers. He has also been a head coach for Adelphi University in NCAA Division II. Clifford replaces Mike Dunlap after Charlotte was 21-61 this past year.
Hornacek meanwhile was an all-star shooting guard for the Suns in 1991 before spending seven seasons from 1994-2000 with Utah. Hornacek was also on the Jazz teams that advanced to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998. Hornacek replaces Lindsey Hunter.