Steve Clifford

Orlando Magic head coach​ talks COVID-19, Kobe and more.

Jim Rome
May 20, 2020 - 10:39 am
Steve Clifford

USA Today


Info & Stats: Orlando Magic Head Coach

All Topics: COVID-19 | Studying his and other teams during this down time | Tom Izzo speaking to his staff | Team partially opening up its facility last week for players | Team injuries this season | Markelle Fultz’s play this season | Markelle is a tough, smart point guard who is healthy now | The Last Dance documentary | His relationship with Kobe Bryant

May 20th 2020

Oct 10th 2019

All Topics: Making the playoffs in his first season with the organization | Growth as a team last season | Versatility of the team | Playoff series vs. Toronto | Looking for more balance this season | Addition of Al-Farouq Aminu | Markelle Fultz | Fultz’s rehab | Markelle is a smart guy | Working for Jeff Van Gundy | Learning from Pat Riley and Larry Brown | Importance of film study | Larry Brown experience | Riley’s leadership


Feb 27th 2019

All Topics: 1st season in Orlando | The teams slowly made progress all season | Defense has been their key | Bad defensive teams historically stats | Larry Brown | Playing meaningful games right now | No reason why they can’t make the playoffs in Year 1 


June 4th 2018

All Topics: Being named head coach of the Orlando Magic | Opportunity to work with the Orlando Magic | New players showing up at his introductory presser | His time working with the Los Angeles Lakers | His teams playing with purpose | His health during the 17-18 season while coaching Charlotte |