Steve Clifford

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Steve Clifford said : “Physically, he has made incredible gains from his shoulder to his knee to his wrist,” “He’s easy to coach. He’s fun to be around. He’s a terrific teammate. He’s obviously a very talented guy. So he, too, like Jonathan [Isaac], has a lot of intangibles that he brings to the franchise. And for me, I’m beyond ecstatic with the way that he played” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, September 2, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I’d be less than honest If I didn’t say his injury is a kick in the teeth for all of us,” “He’s a big part of our plan going forward. He’s a very talented player and he also brings great intangibles to our team. To say that injury is not significant would be naïve on my part and untruthful” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, September 1, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think what it does is it makes us more relevant again,” “First of all, making the playoffs is never an easy thing. You can’t take it for granted. ... So, it’s a step. And yet, look, when you’re a coach, I’m not naive. You’ve got to win in the playoffs. You have to have playoff success. And I understand that our guys understand that. And ultimately, just getting there isn’t going to be enough” External link

eagletribune Monday, August 31, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "we are working with a number of people in the community in different areas" External link

fox35orlando Monday, August 31, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford added : "It was productive and I think the players got a lot of out it and like I said we will be doing more of that in the future" External link

fox35orlando Monday, August 31, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He just can’t run – sprint – up and down the court,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, August 28, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “The first thing that hit me was are we comfortable living in a country where this happens over and over, and we don’t do anything about it,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “In order to make change, there are a lot of things we can do. But in order to make real change, we have to change laws, we have to change local policies [and] we have to change the way that we live,” “For all of us, the number one way that we can do that is to vote. Get rid of the people that won’t make change and vote people in that will make change. That’s something that we’ve been talking about for a while” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I thought it was powerful. You could tell it was from the heart,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He just can’t run – sprint – up and down the court,” “And then the other concern is because of the nature of the injury the one thing we’re being very careful with is we don’t want something to happen where he compensates and injures something else or ends up with a significant injury” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “They’ve done everything they can do to this point and they both badly want to be back and obviously they would give us a big lift but they’re just not in a place where they can play right now,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Aaron Gordon ) : “I would say that he’s definitely behind Aaron still,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, August 24, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Like I told our guys, this starts with us being able to compete with them,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Mike Budenholzer ) : "I think Aaron is closer than Mike," "He just doesn't have the strength back in the leg, but actually watching him yesterday, they played some live two-on-two, and he's moving a lot better than he was when they played on Monday. I think he's closer, but it just depends on how things progress and how much stronger he feels by tomorrow" External link

arkansasonline Friday, August 21, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think Aaron is closer than Mike,” External link

arabnews Friday, August 21, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think Aaron is closer than Mike,” External link

seattlepi Friday, August 21, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We took a lot of quick shots early in the game,” “Against them, we’ve got to get the ball moving more. We didn’t do that early. We did miss some shots, but I thought their ball pressure…they were into us more and definitely impacted the way we played offense” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, August 21, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Aaron Gordon ) : “MCW’s in there right now. He’s doing some stuff on the floor, and actually Aaron’s doing some 2-on-2,” “Again, that’s more when they do stuff more with coaches and it’s coordinated with [high performance director] David [Tenney.] And then it’s more so how do you feel tomorrow morning, so we’ll see” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “That’s when we were playing at a high level on offense,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, August 17, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “For me, I’m not a medical person, but it all started when he got the virus,” “We’ll find out more in the next couple of days” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, August 16, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We have four guys who will be coming back and it gives us an extra day, which will be good for them, and an extra day to prepare,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, August 14, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We have four guys who will be coming back and it gives us an extra day, which will be good for them, and an extra day to prepare,” External link

eagletribune Friday, August 14, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He said he feels fine, feels good. Now we’re just waiting on word from the league on how long his quarantine will be,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, August 12, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “The NBA physician here wanted him to get tested so that’s what happened,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, August 10, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “My feeling … the priority is to have them ready at full health by Game 1 of the playoff series, regardless of who we’re playing,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, August 9, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “They’re terrific defensively. The thing that you will get against them is you’re going to get spot-up 3s. We got a bunch of those. We didn’t shoot the ball as well I think as we normally would,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "If we're going to be a factor in this, we've got to play smart and hard, and we did neither of those tonight," External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “To me, the whole thing is totally unacceptable,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, August 5, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “In order for us to do what we want to do, which is to have playoff success, we’re going to have to be playing better by the eighth [seeding] game than we are right now, and the best way to do that or one of the ways is to play the best teams,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : ”We’ll do the same thing. I’ll sit down with David tonight, and Lindsay, and they’ll have a better idea then of where the guys are at and how much they will be available tomorrow,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, August 3, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “if guys are not comfortable kneeling and they want to stand, then nobody has a problem with that” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “My two soccer teams are Orlando City and Man U,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I looked at the score a couple of times, but with these games coming up, as you can imagine, I watched our game and then I was on Sacramento film, but I know that was a great win for our team,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “With eight games in 15 days, I don’t see us being able to stay with a rotation of nine,” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Khem was terrific. Khem does all of the little things that help your team function well when he’s in there,” “Khem’s pick-and-roll defense was terrific and his screening ... he’s a terrific screener” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “It just depends on how they feel tomorrow, and then after we practice tomorrow, how they feel on Friday morning,” “It’s literally just going to be a day-to-day thing. We’ll talk about it and make the best decision” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I don’t think anybody’s looking to do photo ops,” “I think what we’re trying to do are things that can be positive and sustainable” External link

wral Sunday, July 26, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Look, he’s one of my closest friends,” “He’s one of the best coaches in the league and he understands New York. He was in New York for a long time. New York is a different animal. He understands the fan base. He understands the New York media and he’s a great, great coach. So, he’ll do great there and it’s a great hire on their part” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "I don't think anybody's looking to do photo ops," "I think what we're trying to do are things that can be positive and sustainable" External link

arkansasonline Sunday, July 26, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I don’t think anybody’s looking to do photo ops,” “I think what we’re trying to do are things that can be positive and sustainable” External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I don’t think anybody’s looking to do photo ops,” “I think what we’re trying to do are things that can be positive and sustainable” External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I don’t think anybody’s looking to do photo ops,” “I think what we’re trying to do are things that can be positive and sustainable” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I don’t think anybody’s looking to do photo ops,” “I think what we’re trying to do are things that can be positive and sustainable” External link

click2houston Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “All of those guys will play, not a ton more minutes, but they’ll definitely get up at least to like 25 or 26, in there,” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think it’s a big deal,” External link

nytimes Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We did give Jonathan Isaac the day off today because we need to be careful,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, July 13, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think it’s far too early to know,” “He hasn’t done any contact for months and so until he progresses to the point where we’re comfortable that he could jump in and play some 5-on-5, I don’t think there will be anyway to know” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, July 13, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He’s noticeably bigger and it’s just hard to tell [the impact of his weight gain],” “Everything is over time, so we’ll see as we keep going forward” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, July 13, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Our defense was not as good the last, really, 12 to 17 games, so we made adjustments there,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think, if they’re being honest, [the players] would say they are probably, with their individual games, more like you’d normally be in early September,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think we’re progressing quicker organizationally,” “We’re being careful, but you can tell, when we play 3-on-3, that’s what guys want to do and so hopefully we can build on that and get to 5-on-5 [Sunday]” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “First of all, you’re gonna get a feel for where you’re at in terms of conditioning and where you are in each aspect of offense and defense and [it] can give you a clearer idea of what you need to work on,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I was really happy with the day. The guys had great energy,” “Not only did we have good energy, we didn’t do anything 5-on-5 but we did do a lot of organizational things and it was far, far better than I would hope for” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “It’ll take some time to get that level of play back, especially offensively, but we have a smart group and if they work like they did today then I think we can make quick progress,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford says : “You have to figure out where you’re at as a person,” “For me right now, this is not a time to be neutral. … I’m probably like a lot of people, where there have been things that have bothered me in the past but — in self-reflection looking back — I never did a lot to make it any better. I’m determined now to be part of that positive change” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think there’s more unknown for all of us than any NBA situation I can ever remember,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “It’s a unique situation and that’s the way that you have to look at it,” “We’re going to go back with eight games left in the season. For our team, they’re going to be the eight most important games we play this season” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Hopefully we can get ready quicker, be one of the teams that has a great readiness to start after whatever period of time they give us to practice and play well and make some noise, and again, play meaningful games, which is what we all want to do,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, June 14, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford says : “We have a racism issue in this country that has been going on forever and we have a police-accountability issue,” “The data shows that many of the issues are at the local level. I’m investigating different organizations in the area because I want to be involved and play a part in positive change. I want to find a cause or an organization that is working toward policy and law changes” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, June 11, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Steve Clifford ) : "I think he and the league have taken an unbelievably thorough look at every angle. Right now, their feeling is that we’re able to provide a safe environment for our players to play in without fans, and as soon as it becomes safe to progress to playing with fans I’m sure that they’ll do that with a comprehensive study. But that’s just not where we’re at right now”. There also has been some discussion, including comments by Silver, about the need for extra precautions for coaches 65 and older, an age group shown to be at a higher risk of infection. Magic coach Steve Clifford, 58, doesn’t fall into that category, but he’s had three health-related issues in recent years. He had two stents placed in his heart to repair blocked arteries in 2013, then he missed 21 games during the 2017-18 season due to severe headaches brought on by sleep deprivation. He left the bench in March during a game at Minnesota because he felt dizzy and was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for dehydration and released. For his part, Clifford said he’s comfortable getting back on the sideline amid the pandemic. Magic team physician Dr. Kent Hoffman has given Clifford a “clean bill of health,” he said. “I don’t have any concerns at all about that," External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I don’t think there’s any question,” “I think everybody’s priority right now and hope is that we can all be part of the change that’s so necessary in our country. We’ll have a collective platform where everyone can collectively send a message condemning racism, racial injustice, calling for police accountability. There will be a platform and I think we’re all thinking that way” External link

foxnews Monday, June 8, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "I don't think there's any question," "I think everybody's priority right now and hope is that we can all be part of the change that's so necessary in our country. We'll have a collective platform where everyone can collectively send a message condemning racism, racial injustice, calling for police accountability. There will be a platform and I think we're all thinking that way" External link

news18 Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I don’t think there’s any question,” “I think everybody’s priority right now and hope is that we can all be part of the change that’s so necessary in our country. We’ll have a collective platform where everyone can collectively send a message condemning racism, racial injustice, calling for police accountability. There will be a platform and I think we’re all thinking that way” External link

wishtv Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I don’t think there’s any question,” “I think everybody’s priority right now and hope is that we can all be part of the change that’s so necessary in our country. We’ll have a collective platform where everyone can collectively send a message condemning racism, racial injustice, calling for police accountability. There will be a platform and I think we’re all thinking that way” External link

kiro7 Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I don’t think there’s any question,” “I think everybody’s priority right now and hope is that we can all be part of the change that’s so necessary in our country. We’ll have a collective platform where everyone can collectively send a message condemning racism, racial injustice, calling for police accountability. There will be a platform and I think we’re all thinking that way” External link

seattlepi Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “These guys are ready to roll,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We’ve got a good bunch of guys. I think they’ve made a good commitment,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Then the first day I get to practice and he’s on the court,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford told : “We start doing drills and he jumps in. So I grabbed him and said, 'Hey, this is more fundamentals stuff. I was hoping you’d just scrimmage tonight.’ And he said, ‘Coach, I’m going to do them all. I want to learn how we do this, and what better way is there?’ ” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Not knowing the restart date is the toughest challenge professionally,” External link

usaToday Friday, April 3, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “It’s hard for all of us,” “It’s hard to set a plan for yourself that will have you ready. But that’s the parallel, not just for us, but for everyone around the world no matter what profession that you’re in” External link

usaToday Friday, April 3, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford told : “I think he can be a dynamic two-way player,” External link

forbes Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I just think it’s prudent, smart and the league has been super organized from the beginning,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "Because I had the heart issue in Charlotte, they did all the tests for my heart, and all those were fine. So we were there for a while," External link

longbeachstar Sunday, March 8, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I’ve been sick for a couple of days and I just couldn’t eat yesterday, so looking back on it ... I just hadn’t eaten anything and so I started to get dizzy and I talked to Ernest [Eugene, Magic trainer], and it started getting bad,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, March 8, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “To me, your best players have to be on the floor. If you have the kind of team where you can start saying, ‘Hey, we’re playing back-to-back and I’m gonna give this guy some time,' you have a really good roster,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Michael would tell the guys, ‘You’re paid to play 82 games,’ and that’s it,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He’s feeling a lot better, so it’s good to have him around,” External link

fox35orlando Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He’s feeling a lot better, so it’s good to have him around,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “If that was a playoff game, he would have gone back in and played. But you know what? I’m not messing around,” “It was a big game, but I don’t want to lose him for like, you know … a cramp, you could lose him for two or three weeks. I didn’t want to do it [put him back in]” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, February 24, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Aaron Gordon ) : “My hope for Aaron Gordon is that next year we’re talking about his all-star appearance being as an all-star. To me, that’s special,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Even as good as they are, it takes a couple of days of just refreshing things so that both physically and mentally we can be as ready Friday night as possible,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “First of all, I think he’s a terrific competitor,” “He can guard different positions. He can shoot with range, and like Stan said, he’s very intelligent. Those are all traits that can help any team” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, February 9, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “There’s three of them. There’s a guy on the baseline and I just saw it. I mean, visibly I called timeout. I don’t understand how that timeout’s not called. That may cost me, I don’t care,” “Like, again, when players don’t have awareness, you lose. Coaches have poor awareness, that was my fault tonight, you lose. The officials got to have awareness, too. Knowing the rules and knowing the game, and knowing the situation’s got to be part of it” External link

highlandstoday Saturday, February 8, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “When players don’t have awareness, you lose. Coaches have poor awareness, that was my fault tonight, you lose,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "When players don't have awareness, you lose. Coaches have poor awareness, that was my fault tonight, you lose," External link

afp-en Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He’s still not 100 percent. If you saw what he has to do every day to get ready to play — as his knee, his shoulder, his wrist get better he’s gonna play better,” “There’s a reason he was the No. 1 pick in a really talented draft class” External link

eagletribune Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I mean it’s how we have to play,” “It’s how we’re built. We play traditional NBA basketball, but the ball has got to move. Everybody has to share it equally and when we do, that’s when we played our best last year” External link

fox35orlando Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I mean it’s how we have to play,” “It’s how we’re built. We play traditional NBA basketball, but the ball has got to move. Everybody has to share it equally and when we do, that’s when we played our best last year” External link

inquirer Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “There’s a lot of ways to look at it,” “With the team that we have, even to start the year, frankly, we’ve got to make those plays if we’re going to win, really” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, February 2, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Definitely different. It’s just a different feeling, for sure,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, January 27, 2020 7:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “If you’re gonna be able to beat that team, you’ve got to be able to play through contact, not turn the ball over and have clean possessions,” “That takes offensive energy and force and we had none of that” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Certainly, it was troubling, let’s put it that way,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, January 24, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Pretty simple. ... We have a good team and we can talk about the injuries and all of that. ... We’re going to have to defend every night, and if we’ll defend and be an elite defensive team ... we can beat anybody,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "When he gets going, he doesn't need much room," "When he gets that look in his eye ... let's hope he has it again on Wednesday" External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “When he gets going, he just doesn’t need much room. When he gets that look in his eye ... let’s hope he has it again on Wednesday,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, January 21, 2020 5:44:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “That was one of our best wins, because of our approach,” “Coming off a poor performance, fly across the country, five o’clock (start), we could have had excuses. But I thought our attitude was great and it set the whole thing up” External link

usaToday Tuesday, January 21, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “If you want to be really good, you have to find your intensity every night,” “That’s the way it works” External link

nytimes Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “You obviously need to have a big-picture view,” “But you’re still trying to prepare as a group to win every game” External link

nytimes Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We won’t beat anybody playing with that intensity level,” External link

nytimes Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Aaron Gordon ) : "Look, you have to have the necessary intensity, purpose, attitude of play, to win any night in this league, especially against a team as good as (the Clippers)," "You have to be on it. I thought Aaron Gordon was terrific. Except for that ... our team, our approach and our attitude has been a real strength all year. Tonight it was not" External link

longbeachstar Saturday, January 18, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He works; he’s a throwback guy,” External link

dailynews Friday, January 17, 2020 7:43:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "They’re neutral, so they’re leaving it up to me, so I’m going to go through the shootaround and see how I feel. I want to play so I’m going to do everything in my power to play tonight,” he said. Clifford said Carter-Williams, however, will not be available tonight. Carter-Williams has been working his way back from a shoulder sprain he sustained Dec. 20 in Portland and was hopeful he might return tonight against the Kings. Versatile Kings forward Marvin Bagley III is expected to play tonight against the Magic, according to Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee . The 6-foot-11 Bagley has missed the past eight games due to a left foot sprain. He’s averaging 13.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. “He’s a really talented player," External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Rudy Gobert ) : “As much as anybody, they play dribble-handoffs, pick-and-rolls, even a lot of catch-and-shoot plays with just two guys, and the other guys stay home,” “They take full advantage. Gobert is such a unique defensive talent, and they build their whole defense around him. So there’s not gonna be as many passes thrown” External link

sltrib Sunday, January 5, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “The numbers will usually bear this out, I’d rather have a better player take a semi-contested shot than a mediocre player taking an open shot,” “It’s because of the age of the player, their experience level and their exceptionalities. I think the NBA as always been more of a match-up league” External link

sltrib Wednesday, December 18, 2019 10:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “They are obviously different, but they’re dangerous,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, December 15, 2019 7:39:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I would say depending on how he feels like [Sunday] morning, if he has [no] soreness and stuff like that, I would say that there’s a good chance that he’ll be able to play,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, December 15, 2019 7:39:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think, one, he’s healthy,” “I think that the little knee injury that he had, it didn’t prevent him from playing, but he wasn’t explosive” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think, one, he’s healthy,” “I think that the little knee injury that he had, it didn’t prevent him from playing, but he wasn’t explosive” External link

click2houston Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:49:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “What you want to try to do when you build a team in the NBA is you want a superstar, which obviously they have an incredible superstar,” “Then want you want to do is you want to build the pieces around that don’t take away from his greatness, which is what they’ve done” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, December 9, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He had started shooting 3s a little bit more as he got older, but he was primarily a post-up player in his prime, and a very good one,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, December 9, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “His individual defense has improved a lot, too, but as a help defender he’s terrific,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, December 8, 2019 6:35:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Tonight might have been his best game,” “He’s in a routine and he does a good job with it. He’s made good progress since last year” External link

dcourier Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "Tonight might have been his best game," "He's in a routine and he does a good job with it. He's made good progress since last year" External link

wftv Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:33:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “It’s why I feel good about this team … they played three games on the road in a short period of time and it’s been a struggle,” “They could have put their heads down. They could have come in here, last game of the trip, mailed it in and a lot of teams in this league would have done it, and I thought we fought hard” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, November 29, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “If we play the right way and lose it’s one thing, but that’s not what we did,” “In this league, you pay the price” External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, November 26, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "If we play the right way and lose it's one thing, but that's not what we did," "In this league, you pay the price" External link

wftv Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “When you lose your best player, it’s hard to say you have more than enough,” External link

pattayamail Friday, November 22, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “It was good to have him out there,” External link

pattayamail Friday, November 22, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Obviously he adds so much to our team. I thought he played well, did a good job” External link

pattayamail Friday, November 22, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “When you lose your best player, it’s hard to say you have more than enough [depth]. Most positions maybe, [but] that one, I can’t lie to you; that’d be a big hit,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, November 22, 2019 4:06:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "When you lose your best player, it's hard to say you have more than enough," External link

wftv Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "It was good to have him out there," External link

wftv Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "Obviously he adds so much to our team. I thought he played well, did a good job" External link

wftv Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford told : “I think 30 games from now, he’ll be at another level,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He still has shoulder soreness from time to time, and he still has some issues with his knee,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Markelle Fultz ) : “If I would say one thing, and I’ve told Markelle this, he’s very difficult on himself,” “He’s a harsh critic of himself” External link

nytimes Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I’m surprised. I thought we played a good energetic first half and then we had nothing the last 24 minutes,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I’ve been in the league 20 years. I don’t ever remember a guy having 14 deflections,” “For a team, 38 would be good. He had 14 by himself, which is incredible” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, November 9, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We’re going to have to get to a level of execution offensively in order to score that we did last year and it’s going to take some time,” External link

forbes Friday, November 8, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We’re going to have to get to a level of execution offensively in order to score that we did last year and it’s going to take some time,” External link

forbes Friday, November 8, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “It’s this simple. The people the most responsible for how hard a team plays every night is the head coach and the best players,” “That’s how the NBA works. Nobody else. The head coach and the best players” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “The fourth quarter there our offense was good,” “We had better ball movement. We were more inside-out. We score 49 [points] in the second half and it was a lot better” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:52:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I like that at times when they came back in the second half, really three different times, that we had enough poise to make plays to build a lead back up,” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford wrote : "It is done! Today is all about Matt. He was a beautiful and much loved life long friend who I miss so much. " External link

plymouthherald Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford added : "He lived life to the max," External link

plymouthherald Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "Matt was spontaneous and he would often randomly dye his hair, so I thought 'why don't I do something spontaneous?" External link

plymouthherald Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We did a lot of good things, but the rebounding game was a problem,” “We haven’t rebounded in preseason and we didn’t rebound tonight. And turnovers. We were just really sloppy with the ball and that was really impacting how we play” External link

seattletimes Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We had a great approach [last season]. We won for the right reasons,” “We got better and better, and that starts with how you work, how you practice, [and] how much you’re into it” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We have to bring the same attitude we did at the end of last season,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford explained ( about Markelle Fultz ) : “Markelle needs to do, in my opinion, what Markelle has done since he got here: have good days,” External link

forbes Monday, October 21, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford explained ( about Markelle Fultz ) : “Markelle needs to do, in my opinion, what Markelle has done since he got here: have good days,” External link

forbes Monday, October 21, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "I just told the guys, ‘I want us to look more like the Magic,’ " External link

orlandosentinel Friday, October 18, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We’ll find out how guys feel [later Thursday],” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, October 18, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “They look like a Miami team, man. They’re hard-playing, they’re going to play with great energy, [and] they’re very well-coached,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Last year, it wasn’t a coaching thing — it was their approach,” “It was a group that had not had a lot of success obviously in the last few years and they badly wanted to win. It was important to them. We have to have that again” External link

highlandstoday Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "Last year, it wasn't a coaching thing — it was their approach," "It was a group that had not had a lot of success obviously in the last few years and they badly wanted to win. It was important to them. We have to have that again" External link

eagletribune Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "Last year, it wasn't a coaching thing - it was their approach," "It was a group that had not had a lot of success obviously in the last few years and they badly wanted to win. It was important to them. We have to have that again" External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:47:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "Last year, it wasn't a coaching thing - it was their approach," "It was a group that had not had a lot of success obviously in the last few years and they badly wanted to win. It was important to them. We have to have that again" External link

fox35orlando Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "Last year, it wasn't a coaching thing - it was their approach," "It was a group that had not had a lot of success obviously in the last few years and they badly wanted to win. It was important to them. We have to have that again" External link

wftv Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Markelle Fultz ) : "He [Fultz] just knows how to play. He has such a high IQ. He is learning his teammates and learning the ways the offense can work for him. He gets better every day," External link

fox35orlando Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He’s hard to keep out of the paint,” “He’s so good with the ball. He doesn’t need a lot of room, and he’s very, very clever” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:13:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We have to do better than we did today. That's what I would say,” “There's 30 teams practicing today, I’d say most of them did better than we did. That’s what I would say” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:34:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He’s hard to keep out of the paint,” “He’s so good with the ball. He doesn’t need a lot of room and he’s very, very clever” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:34:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We were balanced the last 15 games — first in defense, 15th in offense,” “If you do that the whole year, you’re going to be a very good team. And in the playoffs, we came up short. So if we play well enough to get back, we have to be at a higher level” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "We were balanced the last 15 games -- first in defense, 15th in offense," "If you do that the whole year, you're going to be a very good team. And in the playoffs, we came up short. So if we play well enough to get back, we have to be at a higher level" External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, October 1, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “It’s happened a couple of other times this year, but tonight for this group of guys, to me, is the first time that they got a taste of what the Orlando fan base can do for a team, because they were really a big part of that to me the second half and the overtime,” “Like I just told the guys, that used to be every night. That used to be every night. Teams get what they deserve, and if we can continue to get better and play well, I think the guys got a taste tonight of how supportive they [fans] can be and what a difference it can make at home” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, August 3, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Jeff van Gundy ) : “I think just playing and being in practice and being around Jeff for five days is going to make a serious player better, and Jonathan is a very committed, serious-minded player,” “I think it’ll be a great experience for him” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, July 26, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “The thing I told the guys [afterward] is that these last four games … we’re not there defensively like we were before,” “We had made such good strides. … We gotta get our defense going again if we’re going to have a chance” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, July 17, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “If we don’t, we have no shot,” “This stretch of games, I don’t know where it would be, but I’d think we’d be in the bottom seven or eight teams. It’s just not going to be good enough. [Scoring] 108 at home you’ve gotta give yourself a chance to win, but our defense is just not where it needs to be” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, July 17, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Those were the good possessions. The thing was we had too many turnovers,” “We did a good job playing inside-out and getting the ball in the paint, but particularly early in the game and then one stretch in the third quarter we just had too many stretches where they got two [defenders] to the ball. It’s got to be a quicker, simpler play” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Defensively, there’s nights now, I don’t know if we all realize, he’s spectacular,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, July 11, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “When you talk about depth, guys that can guard more than one spot, it’s a big deal,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, July 11, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford told ( about Kawhi Leonard ) : “Toronto’s still going to be [there]. They were 17-5 [last season] without Kawhi. They’re still good,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, July 9, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Isaiah Briscoe ) : “Isaiah’s a tough guy. He’s got good toughness, good competitive spirit,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He’s always been a really good post-up player, but the fact that he can play comfortably on the perimeter more makes a big challenge,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, June 30, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think he’s what the NBA is all about with positional size, [and] versatility,” “A guy that at the defensive end he’ll be able to switch and guard different players, which makes everything simpler. Offensively he can shoot, he’s got high IQ, he’s got a good feel for the game, [and] he can pass, so he can be a two-way player” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, June 22, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Toronto’s not playing anybody that can’t play both offense and defense, and they’ve built their defense around their size, and I think Chuma fits very well into that [mold],” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, June 22, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “When there’s a chance for you to make a play, you’ve got to make a play. I hope that’s what we learned,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, June 17, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “When there’s a chance for you to make a play, you’ve got to make a play. I hope that’s what we learned,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, June 14, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “There’s two things [about Briscoe]. The penetration part and then also he plays with such pace,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, June 12, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I don’t think we get enough credit for a lot of this 4-out, 1-in style that started with that team,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, June 7, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “If you look at the numbers last year for the team, defensively, when he played and it’s been a similar thing this year,” “He protects the basket, and yet he’s also able to be a very good pick-and-roll defender, and that’s hard to find” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, May 30, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He just got here this morning, so I haven’t even met with him yet. I want him to get comfortable and then he and I will sit down and talk,” “It’s great and he’s obviously made progress and we’ll see. There’s no timetable. It’s just good to have him around” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, May 27, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "To me, this is by far the best team they've had here in this stretch," External link

good4utah Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "To me, this is by far the best team they've had here in this stretch," External link

wftv Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "To me, this is by far the best team they've had here in this stretch," External link

wsoctv Wednesday, April 24, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Larry Brown ) : “There have been a couple of teams — Laker teams — that were great on offence and only OK on defence on one end,” “Believe it or not, the Detroit Larry Brown teams were the best defensive teams of my 19 years by a lot, but not really as good offensively as we all thought. Sometimes you can be so good at one. But, by and large, to win it all you have to have the kind of balance (the Raptors) play with” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “To win it all, you have to have the balance that [the Raptors] play with,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 24, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Our best possessions, and they saw this yesterday [when] we did a film session here, is when we’re passing the ball quickly when help comes it’s going to be simpler, we’re going to have a better chance to get to the next drive and kick,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I thought the third quarter he was good,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, April 22, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Those were the good possessions. The thing was we had too many turnovers,” “We did a good job playing inside-out and getting the ball in the paint, but particularly early in the game and then one stretch in the third quarter we just had too many stretches where they got two [defenders] to the ball. It’s got to be a quicker, simpler play” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, April 21, 2019 2:21:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “The biggest part is going to be that we have to play better offensively and their defense had a lot to do with it. … They’re very good, they shut down the paint, they had great pursuit,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, April 19, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We’ve gotta play our game. That game wasn’t all that physical as you think if you really watch the film. The physicality part wasn’t … it’s the ball movement part,” “The guys saw on film today. To be honest, with everybody talking about physicality … that’s not what I saw. It was an NBA playoff game and it wasn’t anything pretty” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, April 19, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “The best players – and I believe he’s been our best player all year – there’s just certain things they figure out as the series goes on,” “He’s a bright guy, he’s a very good player and I think he’ll figure this out” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, April 18, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford told : “I think it will be like it was in the old days,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "Their defense set the tone for the game in the first quarter," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "At halftime, I thought we had settled down," "Then, at the beginning of the third quarter, they were good and, frankly, we were awful" External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Their defense set the tone for the game in the first quarter,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “At halftime, I thought we had settled down,” “Then, at the beginning of the third quarter, they were good and, frankly, we were awful” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford told : “If you had time to study the game, he had a terrific game,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:03:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He took seven shots and didn’t make them. He’ll make them,” “Listen, he’s one of the great competitors in our league. He played really well. He didn’t make any shots, but when you have the time to just sit and watch [film], he played a very, very good game. His impact on the game was terrific for them” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, April 16, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “When you have time to study the game, you see he played a terrific game,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, April 16, 2019 4:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Pascal Siakam ) : “He had eight assists, they were like plus 11 when he was on the court, he put a ton of pressure on us and he’s the one who starts things in transition. All those advance passes up the court to [Pascal] Siakam – that’s all him,” “He’s one of the great competitors in our league. If he can play that kind of game in every playoff game, and make like even three of those shots, then he’s great. He’s a problem when’s he’s on the floor” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, April 16, 2019 4:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "If you had time to study the game, he played a terrific game. Not good, he was terrific," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “If you had time to study the game, he played a terrific game. Not good, he was terrific,” External link

globalnews Monday, April 15, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "We made a bunch of big plays in the last three or four minutes," External link

foxnews Monday, April 15, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford says : “In terms of his ball handling and shooting, he has an exceptional, exceptional skill level even in this league,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, April 15, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “The other thing last night watching it, there’s things that I have to do better to help him, too. He didn’t catch the ball last night in a lot of like, say, advantage situations,” “Part of that is the play calling, too, so I’ve got to help him with that, too” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, April 15, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He made a ton of really good play to his teammates,” “There’s nothing else you can do. I mean that’s basketball. If they’re going to commit to taking the ball away from him, then the smart thing to do is what he did and pass the ball to open teammates” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, April 15, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We had two stretches last night in the game where we just start going [too fast], and against this team that’s not going to work. They’re too good defensively,” “We’re like any other team. We have a way to play. We’re a ball-movement team. We don’t have breakdown guys, and when we move the ball I think you can see, and the ball’s hitting the paint and we’re inside-out we’re very good” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, April 15, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Just the fight and way we hung in there,” External link

taipeitimes Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "We made a bunch of big plays in the last three or four minutes," External link

fox13memphis Sunday, April 14, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Just the fight and way we hung in there,” External link

themalaymailonline Sunday, April 14, 2019 6:13:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "We made a bunch of big plays in the last three or four minutes," External link

wftv Sunday, April 14, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "Just the fight and way we hung in there," External link

afp-en Sunday, April 14, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We made a bunch of big plays in the last three or four minutes,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, April 14, 2019 4:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We can’t turn the ball over. We’ve got to try to get them in the half-court … and we have to do a good job in the rebounding game,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, April 14, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "The great John chapter 17 prayer of Jesus has echoed in my ears as we have sort to express our 'oneness' with the missional imperative 'that the world might believe'. For me, our strapline says it all: 'Together making Jesus known'," External link

christiantoday Friday, April 12, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "They know us well and we need to know them well, so it's having an offensive plan and defensive plan and everyone knowing what we are trying to do at both ends of the floor," External link

good4utah Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "They know us well and we need to know them well, so it's having an offensive plan and defensive plan and everyone knowing what we are trying to do at both ends of the floor," External link

wrcbtv Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "They know us well and we need to know them well, so it's having an offensive plan and defensive plan and everyone knowing what we are trying to do at both ends of the floor," External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "They know us well and we need to know them well, so it's having an offensive plan and defensive plan and everyone knowing what we are trying to do at both ends of the floor," External link

fox13memphis Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "They know us well and we need to know them well, so it's having an offensive plan and defensive plan and everyone knowing what we are trying to do at both ends of the floor," External link

kiro7 Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:52:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "They know us well and we need to know them well, so it's having an offensive plan and defensive plan and everyone knowing what we are trying to do at both ends of the floor," External link

seattlepi Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:40:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "They know us well and we need to know them well, so it's having an offensive plan and defensive plan and everyone knowing what we are trying to do at both ends of the floor," External link

wftv Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:05:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We are playing well, and one of the reasons has been our mindset,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, April 11, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Tonight will be the last night we’ll do contact. We’re not going to be scrimmaging in practice these next couple of days, not when you’ve played 82 games,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, April 11, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "For one night we'll have more than enough talent to play well," External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, April 11, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Hopefully things will work out so that he is back by the weekend,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “To be able to play well consistently at both ends of the floor, it’s important that guys pretty much know most nights, this is what I’m going to play, this is who I’m going to play with, especially for a team like ours,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford says : “We have a good team and more talent than people give us credit for,” “We have a way we can play — when we’re moving the ball and hitting the paint on offense and locked in defensively — when we’re good enough to beat any team” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, April 9, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Anybody that doesn’t think there’s purity in the NBA should have seen the scene in the locker room,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, April 9, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “To have the right care factor, to be able to withstand, as you guys know, some stretches that were difficult and it looked like it was going to be hard for us to do it, and they stayed with it and they kept getting better, and obviously it’s a big-time win,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, April 9, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “It’s fun. It’s fun to see, and anybody that doesn’t think there’s purity in the NBA should’ve seen the scene in the locker room because they’re deserving, but it’s enjoyable,” External link

sun-sentinel Monday, April 8, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He’s a terrific defender. … He’s one of the few guys who can contain the ball and create turnovers,” “He anticipates very well and he’s got a good knack for playing off the ball” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, April 7, 2019 4:17:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We have a good team and more talent than people give us credit for,” “We have a way we can play — when we’re moving the ball and hitting the paint on offense and locked in defensively — when we’re good enough to beat any team” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, April 7, 2019 4:17:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Tonight is how it used to be,” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, April 6, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “They were the reason why we were ahead of halftime because they changed the game around ... the energy and defense, which led to good offense,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Yeah, obviously the energy, the effort, but it’s also his defense ... He had two great steals in the last five minutes of the game,” “Also, he pushes the ball and we play at a quicker pace when he’s out on the floor. He can play with DJ [Augustin] some, also” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I thought the offensive rebounding … for our team, we’ve been talking about this going forward, the offensive rebound game or rebounding game as a whole is critical for us,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "We've got to know who we are," "We ain't scoring 115 every night. We don't have that kind of roster. We have to defend, whether we're scoring or not" External link

wftv Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "We had played them three other times where they didn't get to 100," "They had more readiness tonight than we did" External link

wftv Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “You’ve got to know who you are,” “We have a good team, but, again, if we think we’re going to come out against these upper-echelon teams night after night and win 130-121, we’re crazy. Not going to work. It will not work” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, April 2, 2019 6:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We had played [Toronto] three other times where they didn’t get to 100,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, April 2, 2019 6:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I just think, to be honest with you, we’re not defending,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, April 2, 2019 6:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think you have an idea,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, March 31, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He’s having a terrific year,” “He’s really delivered for our team here in this [recent] stretch [of winning]. And it’s not just the scoring and the rebounding. It’s his defense that’s been very good, and that’s been overlooked a little bit, too” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, March 31, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Mike Batiste ) : “Smart. Smart. He’s got good technique. I think [assistant coach] Mike Batiste deserves a lot of credit for that,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, March 31, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We’ve just got to move by that game quickly,” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “They’re a good team and they’re very well-coached. We’ll get their best tonight, I’m sure,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, March 28, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “They improve from the beginning of the year to the end of the year every season more than anybody else in the East does, and that’s what you want it to be,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Erik’s very creative. I think he’s always ahead of the curve,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We went home the next night and played a good game against Cleveland and have played better ever since,” “I think we have enough talent and I think the mental part of it is there also” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We’re certainly playing a lot better at home,” “Early in the year we weren’t play very well here” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, March 22, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “With them, it’s very difficult. They’re helping more [on defense],” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, March 22, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “If you look at the numbers last year for the team, defensively, when he played and it’s been a similar thing this year,” “He protects the basket, and yet he’s also able to be a very good pick-and-roll defender, and that’s hard to find” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:06:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Ahh, a lot of confidence, he’s living in the paint, pick-and-rolls, transition, he’s always been a good cutter and he’s always gone to the offensive glass a lot for a point guard,” “He’s really playing, obviously, at a high level” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We have to play well and it gets back to the same thing. That’s the message in this league. That’s the way players think,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I did talk to them about the Brooklyn game because it just goes to show … that game went from 25 to 10 in, I think, a little less than five minutes … it goes to show what happens is, when you think a game is over or you get out of character with what you are doing, how quickly it can switch in this league,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He just got here this morning so I haven’t even met with him yet. I want him to get comfortable and then he and I will sit down and talk,” “It’s great and he’s obviously made progress and we’ll see. There’s no timetable. It’s just good to have him around” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "I'm going to use him. That's why he was brought here," "He's not going to play a lot of minutes, but he's in good enough shape" External link

wftv Monday, March 18, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We did a better job tonight of the ball going toward the basket,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, March 18, 2019 5:14:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He is a terrific defender. He can guard numbers of different guys, point guards, wings. He’s also a very good team defender,” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, March 16, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “No question. He has a good working relationship with Steve Hetzel and (assistant coach) Bruce Kreutzer. He knows the whole staff. He also has a good relationship with (GM) John Hammond, so I think that allows him to get up to speed and comfortable quickly,” “Plus he picks things up quickly” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, March 16, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford told : “Carter-Williams is not just OK defensively. You can argue that a lot of nights he’s right there with MKG ( Michael Kidd-Gilchrist , as the Hornets’ best defender),” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, March 15, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I’ll be honest with you. When I’ve watched the film for our team, because it was obviously one of the things I was concerned about earlier in the year, we’d been good in close games,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, March 15, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Teams are good in this league and I just think, like, whenever you lose, it doesn’t mean you didn’t play well,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, March 15, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "I shouldn't get fined for this, but in 19 years, I've seen a lot of things," External link

eagletribune Monday, March 11, 2019 6:25:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "I shouldn't get fined for this, but in 19 years, I've seen a lot of things," External link

wftv Monday, March 11, 2019 5:35:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He fits with what wins in the N.B.A. right now,” “He’s 23, and he’s made terrific gains, already, this year” External link

nytimes Wednesday, March 6, 2019 3:48:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Robin Lopez ) : "I didn't see they put Lopez back in the game and we ended up too small out there and ended up giving up an offensive rebound, and that was as big a possession as the foul, as big a possession as the missed free throws," "So nobody made a bigger mistake than I did" External link

wftv Saturday, February 23, 2019 7:40:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He’s developing at a really good pace,” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT



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Brad Stevens said ( about Steve Clifford ) : “We just want to play to your standards as well as we can,” “I think I know our team, I know what we’re good at and I know what we need to do better. It’s just a matter of playing as well as we can and building that make the right next play mentality here over however long we get to be here. We made good strides thus far, I’m encouraged. This schedule has been very hard and that continues today. I think Steve (Clifford) does a great job and we played them right before the playoffs last year. andI thought they came and prepared us for playoff basketball. I’m expecting a physical tough game today and that should only benefit us as we move forward” External link

masslive Monday, August 10, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Steve Clifford ) : "I think he and the league have taken an unbelievably thorough look at every angle. Right now, their feeling is that we’re able to provide a safe environment for our players to play in without fans, and as soon as it becomes safe to progress to playing with fans I’m sure that they’ll do that with a comprehensive study. But that’s just not where we’re at right now”. There also has been some discussion, including comments by Silver, about the need for extra precautions for coaches 65 and older, an age group shown to be at a higher risk of infection. Magic coach Steve Clifford, 58, doesn’t fall into that category, but he’s had three health-related issues in recent years. He had two stents placed in his heart to repair blocked arteries in 2013, then he missed 21 games during the 2017-18 season due to severe headaches brought on by sleep deprivation. He left the bench in March during a game at Minnesota because he felt dizzy and was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for dehydration and released. For his part, Clifford said he’s comfortable getting back on the sideline amid the pandemic. Magic team physician Dr. Kent Hoffman has given Clifford a “clean bill of health,” he said. “I don’t have any concerns at all about that," External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Steve Clifford ) : “Steve Clifford is a great coach, and he fits really well with the way Steve likes to play, first and foremost,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, January 25, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Tristan Thompson said ( about Steve Clifford ) : “Coach (Steve) Clifford is a really good coach in our league,” External link

cleveland Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Jeff Weltman said ( about Steve Clifford ) : “The bottom line is that when you play a Steve Clifford team, you have to beat them; they don’t beat themselves,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, April 7, 2019 4:17:00 AM EAT

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Steve Clifford said : “Physically, he has made incredible gains from his shoulder to his knee to his wrist,” “He’s easy to coach. He’s fun to be around. He’s a terrific teammate. He’s obviously a very talented guy. So he, too, like Jonathan [Isaac], has a lot of intangibles that he brings to the franchise. And for me, I’m beyond ecstatic with the way that he played” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, September 2, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I’d be less than honest If I didn’t say his injury is a kick in the teeth for all of us,” “He’s a big part of our plan going forward. He’s a very talented player and he also brings great intangibles to our team. To say that injury is not significant would be naïve on my part and untruthful” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, September 1, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think what it does is it makes us more relevant again,” “First of all, making the playoffs is never an easy thing. You can’t take it for granted. ... So, it’s a step. And yet, look, when you’re a coach, I’m not naive. You’ve got to win in the playoffs. You have to have playoff success. And I understand that our guys understand that. And ultimately, just getting there isn’t going to be enough” External link

eagletribune Monday, August 31, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "we are working with a number of people in the community in different areas" External link

fox35orlando Monday, August 31, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford added : "It was productive and I think the players got a lot of out it and like I said we will be doing more of that in the future" External link

fox35orlando Monday, August 31, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He just can’t run – sprint – up and down the court,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, August 28, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “The first thing that hit me was are we comfortable living in a country where this happens over and over, and we don’t do anything about it,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “In order to make change, there are a lot of things we can do. But in order to make real change, we have to change laws, we have to change local policies [and] we have to change the way that we live,” “For all of us, the number one way that we can do that is to vote. Get rid of the people that won’t make change and vote people in that will make change. That’s something that we’ve been talking about for a while” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I thought it was powerful. You could tell it was from the heart,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He just can’t run – sprint – up and down the court,” “And then the other concern is because of the nature of the injury the one thing we’re being very careful with is we don’t want something to happen where he compensates and injures something else or ends up with a significant injury” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “They’ve done everything they can do to this point and they both badly want to be back and obviously they would give us a big lift but they’re just not in a place where they can play right now,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Aaron Gordon ) : “I would say that he’s definitely behind Aaron still,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, August 24, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Like I told our guys, this starts with us being able to compete with them,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Mike Budenholzer ) : "I think Aaron is closer than Mike," "He just doesn't have the strength back in the leg, but actually watching him yesterday, they played some live two-on-two, and he's moving a lot better than he was when they played on Monday. I think he's closer, but it just depends on how things progress and how much stronger he feels by tomorrow" External link

arkansasonline Friday, August 21, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think Aaron is closer than Mike,” External link

arabnews Friday, August 21, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think Aaron is closer than Mike,” External link

seattlepi Friday, August 21, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We took a lot of quick shots early in the game,” “Against them, we’ve got to get the ball moving more. We didn’t do that early. We did miss some shots, but I thought their ball pressure…they were into us more and definitely impacted the way we played offense” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, August 21, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Aaron Gordon ) : “MCW’s in there right now. He’s doing some stuff on the floor, and actually Aaron’s doing some 2-on-2,” “Again, that’s more when they do stuff more with coaches and it’s coordinated with [high performance director] David [Tenney.] And then it’s more so how do you feel tomorrow morning, so we’ll see” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “That’s when we were playing at a high level on offense,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, August 17, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “For me, I’m not a medical person, but it all started when he got the virus,” “We’ll find out more in the next couple of days” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, August 16, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We have four guys who will be coming back and it gives us an extra day, which will be good for them, and an extra day to prepare,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, August 14, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We have four guys who will be coming back and it gives us an extra day, which will be good for them, and an extra day to prepare,” External link

eagletribune Friday, August 14, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He said he feels fine, feels good. Now we’re just waiting on word from the league on how long his quarantine will be,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, August 12, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “The NBA physician here wanted him to get tested so that’s what happened,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, August 10, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “My feeling … the priority is to have them ready at full health by Game 1 of the playoff series, regardless of who we’re playing,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, August 9, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “They’re terrific defensively. The thing that you will get against them is you’re going to get spot-up 3s. We got a bunch of those. We didn’t shoot the ball as well I think as we normally would,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "If we're going to be a factor in this, we've got to play smart and hard, and we did neither of those tonight," External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “To me, the whole thing is totally unacceptable,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, August 5, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “In order for us to do what we want to do, which is to have playoff success, we’re going to have to be playing better by the eighth [seeding] game than we are right now, and the best way to do that or one of the ways is to play the best teams,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : ”We’ll do the same thing. I’ll sit down with David tonight, and Lindsay, and they’ll have a better idea then of where the guys are at and how much they will be available tomorrow,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, August 3, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “if guys are not comfortable kneeling and they want to stand, then nobody has a problem with that” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “My two soccer teams are Orlando City and Man U,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I looked at the score a couple of times, but with these games coming up, as you can imagine, I watched our game and then I was on Sacramento film, but I know that was a great win for our team,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “With eight games in 15 days, I don’t see us being able to stay with a rotation of nine,” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Khem was terrific. Khem does all of the little things that help your team function well when he’s in there,” “Khem’s pick-and-roll defense was terrific and his screening ... he’s a terrific screener” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “It just depends on how they feel tomorrow, and then after we practice tomorrow, how they feel on Friday morning,” “It’s literally just going to be a day-to-day thing. We’ll talk about it and make the best decision” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I don’t think anybody’s looking to do photo ops,” “I think what we’re trying to do are things that can be positive and sustainable” External link

wral Sunday, July 26, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Look, he’s one of my closest friends,” “He’s one of the best coaches in the league and he understands New York. He was in New York for a long time. New York is a different animal. He understands the fan base. He understands the New York media and he’s a great, great coach. So, he’ll do great there and it’s a great hire on their part” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "I don't think anybody's looking to do photo ops," "I think what we're trying to do are things that can be positive and sustainable" External link

arkansasonline Sunday, July 26, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I don’t think anybody’s looking to do photo ops,” “I think what we’re trying to do are things that can be positive and sustainable” External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I don’t think anybody’s looking to do photo ops,” “I think what we’re trying to do are things that can be positive and sustainable” External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I don’t think anybody’s looking to do photo ops,” “I think what we’re trying to do are things that can be positive and sustainable” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I don’t think anybody’s looking to do photo ops,” “I think what we’re trying to do are things that can be positive and sustainable” External link

click2houston Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “All of those guys will play, not a ton more minutes, but they’ll definitely get up at least to like 25 or 26, in there,” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think it’s a big deal,” External link

nytimes Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We did give Jonathan Isaac the day off today because we need to be careful,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, July 13, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think it’s far too early to know,” “He hasn’t done any contact for months and so until he progresses to the point where we’re comfortable that he could jump in and play some 5-on-5, I don’t think there will be anyway to know” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, July 13, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He’s noticeably bigger and it’s just hard to tell [the impact of his weight gain],” “Everything is over time, so we’ll see as we keep going forward” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, July 13, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Our defense was not as good the last, really, 12 to 17 games, so we made adjustments there,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think, if they’re being honest, [the players] would say they are probably, with their individual games, more like you’d normally be in early September,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think we’re progressing quicker organizationally,” “We’re being careful, but you can tell, when we play 3-on-3, that’s what guys want to do and so hopefully we can build on that and get to 5-on-5 [Sunday]” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “First of all, you’re gonna get a feel for where you’re at in terms of conditioning and where you are in each aspect of offense and defense and [it] can give you a clearer idea of what you need to work on,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I was really happy with the day. The guys had great energy,” “Not only did we have good energy, we didn’t do anything 5-on-5 but we did do a lot of organizational things and it was far, far better than I would hope for” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “It’ll take some time to get that level of play back, especially offensively, but we have a smart group and if they work like they did today then I think we can make quick progress,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford says : “You have to figure out where you’re at as a person,” “For me right now, this is not a time to be neutral. … I’m probably like a lot of people, where there have been things that have bothered me in the past but — in self-reflection looking back — I never did a lot to make it any better. I’m determined now to be part of that positive change” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think there’s more unknown for all of us than any NBA situation I can ever remember,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “It’s a unique situation and that’s the way that you have to look at it,” “We’re going to go back with eight games left in the season. For our team, they’re going to be the eight most important games we play this season” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Hopefully we can get ready quicker, be one of the teams that has a great readiness to start after whatever period of time they give us to practice and play well and make some noise, and again, play meaningful games, which is what we all want to do,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, June 14, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford says : “We have a racism issue in this country that has been going on forever and we have a police-accountability issue,” “The data shows that many of the issues are at the local level. I’m investigating different organizations in the area because I want to be involved and play a part in positive change. I want to find a cause or an organization that is working toward policy and law changes” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, June 11, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Steve Clifford ) : "I think he and the league have taken an unbelievably thorough look at every angle. Right now, their feeling is that we’re able to provide a safe environment for our players to play in without fans, and as soon as it becomes safe to progress to playing with fans I’m sure that they’ll do that with a comprehensive study. But that’s just not where we’re at right now”. There also has been some discussion, including comments by Silver, about the need for extra precautions for coaches 65 and older, an age group shown to be at a higher risk of infection. Magic coach Steve Clifford, 58, doesn’t fall into that category, but he’s had three health-related issues in recent years. He had two stents placed in his heart to repair blocked arteries in 2013, then he missed 21 games during the 2017-18 season due to severe headaches brought on by sleep deprivation. He left the bench in March during a game at Minnesota because he felt dizzy and was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for dehydration and released. For his part, Clifford said he’s comfortable getting back on the sideline amid the pandemic. Magic team physician Dr. Kent Hoffman has given Clifford a “clean bill of health,” he said. “I don’t have any concerns at all about that," External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I don’t think there’s any question,” “I think everybody’s priority right now and hope is that we can all be part of the change that’s so necessary in our country. We’ll have a collective platform where everyone can collectively send a message condemning racism, racial injustice, calling for police accountability. There will be a platform and I think we’re all thinking that way” External link

foxnews Monday, June 8, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "I don't think there's any question," "I think everybody's priority right now and hope is that we can all be part of the change that's so necessary in our country. We'll have a collective platform where everyone can collectively send a message condemning racism, racial injustice, calling for police accountability. There will be a platform and I think we're all thinking that way" External link

news18 Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I don’t think there’s any question,” “I think everybody’s priority right now and hope is that we can all be part of the change that’s so necessary in our country. We’ll have a collective platform where everyone can collectively send a message condemning racism, racial injustice, calling for police accountability. There will be a platform and I think we’re all thinking that way” External link

wishtv Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I don’t think there’s any question,” “I think everybody’s priority right now and hope is that we can all be part of the change that’s so necessary in our country. We’ll have a collective platform where everyone can collectively send a message condemning racism, racial injustice, calling for police accountability. There will be a platform and I think we’re all thinking that way” External link

kiro7 Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I don’t think there’s any question,” “I think everybody’s priority right now and hope is that we can all be part of the change that’s so necessary in our country. We’ll have a collective platform where everyone can collectively send a message condemning racism, racial injustice, calling for police accountability. There will be a platform and I think we’re all thinking that way” External link

seattlepi Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “These guys are ready to roll,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We’ve got a good bunch of guys. I think they’ve made a good commitment,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Then the first day I get to practice and he’s on the court,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford told : “We start doing drills and he jumps in. So I grabbed him and said, 'Hey, this is more fundamentals stuff. I was hoping you’d just scrimmage tonight.’ And he said, ‘Coach, I’m going to do them all. I want to learn how we do this, and what better way is there?’ ” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Not knowing the restart date is the toughest challenge professionally,” External link

usaToday Friday, April 3, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “It’s hard for all of us,” “It’s hard to set a plan for yourself that will have you ready. But that’s the parallel, not just for us, but for everyone around the world no matter what profession that you’re in” External link

usaToday Friday, April 3, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford told : “I think he can be a dynamic two-way player,” External link

forbes Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I just think it’s prudent, smart and the league has been super organized from the beginning,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "Because I had the heart issue in Charlotte, they did all the tests for my heart, and all those were fine. So we were there for a while," External link

longbeachstar Sunday, March 8, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I’ve been sick for a couple of days and I just couldn’t eat yesterday, so looking back on it ... I just hadn’t eaten anything and so I started to get dizzy and I talked to Ernest [Eugene, Magic trainer], and it started getting bad,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, March 8, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “To me, your best players have to be on the floor. If you have the kind of team where you can start saying, ‘Hey, we’re playing back-to-back and I’m gonna give this guy some time,' you have a really good roster,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Michael would tell the guys, ‘You’re paid to play 82 games,’ and that’s it,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He’s feeling a lot better, so it’s good to have him around,” External link

fox35orlando Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He’s feeling a lot better, so it’s good to have him around,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “If that was a playoff game, he would have gone back in and played. But you know what? I’m not messing around,” “It was a big game, but I don’t want to lose him for like, you know … a cramp, you could lose him for two or three weeks. I didn’t want to do it [put him back in]” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, February 24, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Aaron Gordon ) : “My hope for Aaron Gordon is that next year we’re talking about his all-star appearance being as an all-star. To me, that’s special,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Even as good as they are, it takes a couple of days of just refreshing things so that both physically and mentally we can be as ready Friday night as possible,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “First of all, I think he’s a terrific competitor,” “He can guard different positions. He can shoot with range, and like Stan said, he’s very intelligent. Those are all traits that can help any team” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, February 9, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “There’s three of them. There’s a guy on the baseline and I just saw it. I mean, visibly I called timeout. I don’t understand how that timeout’s not called. That may cost me, I don’t care,” “Like, again, when players don’t have awareness, you lose. Coaches have poor awareness, that was my fault tonight, you lose. The officials got to have awareness, too. Knowing the rules and knowing the game, and knowing the situation’s got to be part of it” External link

highlandstoday Saturday, February 8, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “When players don’t have awareness, you lose. Coaches have poor awareness, that was my fault tonight, you lose,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "When players don't have awareness, you lose. Coaches have poor awareness, that was my fault tonight, you lose," External link

afp-en Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He’s still not 100 percent. If you saw what he has to do every day to get ready to play — as his knee, his shoulder, his wrist get better he’s gonna play better,” “There’s a reason he was the No. 1 pick in a really talented draft class” External link

eagletribune Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I mean it’s how we have to play,” “It’s how we’re built. We play traditional NBA basketball, but the ball has got to move. Everybody has to share it equally and when we do, that’s when we played our best last year” External link

fox35orlando Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I mean it’s how we have to play,” “It’s how we’re built. We play traditional NBA basketball, but the ball has got to move. Everybody has to share it equally and when we do, that’s when we played our best last year” External link

inquirer Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “There’s a lot of ways to look at it,” “With the team that we have, even to start the year, frankly, we’ve got to make those plays if we’re going to win, really” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, February 2, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Definitely different. It’s just a different feeling, for sure,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, January 27, 2020 7:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “If you’re gonna be able to beat that team, you’ve got to be able to play through contact, not turn the ball over and have clean possessions,” “That takes offensive energy and force and we had none of that” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Certainly, it was troubling, let’s put it that way,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, January 24, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Pretty simple. ... We have a good team and we can talk about the injuries and all of that. ... We’re going to have to defend every night, and if we’ll defend and be an elite defensive team ... we can beat anybody,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "When he gets going, he doesn't need much room," "When he gets that look in his eye ... let's hope he has it again on Wednesday" External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “When he gets going, he just doesn’t need much room. When he gets that look in his eye ... let’s hope he has it again on Wednesday,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, January 21, 2020 5:44:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “That was one of our best wins, because of our approach,” “Coming off a poor performance, fly across the country, five o’clock (start), we could have had excuses. But I thought our attitude was great and it set the whole thing up” External link

usaToday Tuesday, January 21, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “If you want to be really good, you have to find your intensity every night,” “That’s the way it works” External link

nytimes Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “You obviously need to have a big-picture view,” “But you’re still trying to prepare as a group to win every game” External link

nytimes Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We won’t beat anybody playing with that intensity level,” External link

nytimes Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Aaron Gordon ) : "Look, you have to have the necessary intensity, purpose, attitude of play, to win any night in this league, especially against a team as good as (the Clippers)," "You have to be on it. I thought Aaron Gordon was terrific. Except for that ... our team, our approach and our attitude has been a real strength all year. Tonight it was not" External link

longbeachstar Saturday, January 18, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He works; he’s a throwback guy,” External link

dailynews Friday, January 17, 2020 7:43:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "They’re neutral, so they’re leaving it up to me, so I’m going to go through the shootaround and see how I feel. I want to play so I’m going to do everything in my power to play tonight,” he said. Clifford said Carter-Williams, however, will not be available tonight. Carter-Williams has been working his way back from a shoulder sprain he sustained Dec. 20 in Portland and was hopeful he might return tonight against the Kings. Versatile Kings forward Marvin Bagley III is expected to play tonight against the Magic, according to Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee . The 6-foot-11 Bagley has missed the past eight games due to a left foot sprain. He’s averaging 13.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. “He’s a really talented player," External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Rudy Gobert ) : “As much as anybody, they play dribble-handoffs, pick-and-rolls, even a lot of catch-and-shoot plays with just two guys, and the other guys stay home,” “They take full advantage. Gobert is such a unique defensive talent, and they build their whole defense around him. So there’s not gonna be as many passes thrown” External link

sltrib Sunday, January 5, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “The numbers will usually bear this out, I’d rather have a better player take a semi-contested shot than a mediocre player taking an open shot,” “It’s because of the age of the player, their experience level and their exceptionalities. I think the NBA as always been more of a match-up league” External link

sltrib Wednesday, December 18, 2019 10:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “They are obviously different, but they’re dangerous,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, December 15, 2019 7:39:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I would say depending on how he feels like [Sunday] morning, if he has [no] soreness and stuff like that, I would say that there’s a good chance that he’ll be able to play,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, December 15, 2019 7:39:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think, one, he’s healthy,” “I think that the little knee injury that he had, it didn’t prevent him from playing, but he wasn’t explosive” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think, one, he’s healthy,” “I think that the little knee injury that he had, it didn’t prevent him from playing, but he wasn’t explosive” External link

click2houston Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:49:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “What you want to try to do when you build a team in the NBA is you want a superstar, which obviously they have an incredible superstar,” “Then want you want to do is you want to build the pieces around that don’t take away from his greatness, which is what they’ve done” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, December 9, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He had started shooting 3s a little bit more as he got older, but he was primarily a post-up player in his prime, and a very good one,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, December 9, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “His individual defense has improved a lot, too, but as a help defender he’s terrific,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, December 8, 2019 6:35:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Tonight might have been his best game,” “He’s in a routine and he does a good job with it. He’s made good progress since last year” External link

dcourier Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "Tonight might have been his best game," "He's in a routine and he does a good job with it. He's made good progress since last year" External link

wftv Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:33:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “It’s why I feel good about this team … they played three games on the road in a short period of time and it’s been a struggle,” “They could have put their heads down. They could have come in here, last game of the trip, mailed it in and a lot of teams in this league would have done it, and I thought we fought hard” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, November 29, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “If we play the right way and lose it’s one thing, but that’s not what we did,” “In this league, you pay the price” External link

clickondetroit Tuesday, November 26, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "If we play the right way and lose it's one thing, but that's not what we did," "In this league, you pay the price" External link

wftv Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “When you lose your best player, it’s hard to say you have more than enough,” External link

pattayamail Friday, November 22, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “It was good to have him out there,” External link

pattayamail Friday, November 22, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Obviously he adds so much to our team. I thought he played well, did a good job” External link

pattayamail Friday, November 22, 2019 11:45:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “When you lose your best player, it’s hard to say you have more than enough [depth]. Most positions maybe, [but] that one, I can’t lie to you; that’d be a big hit,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, November 22, 2019 4:06:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "When you lose your best player, it's hard to say you have more than enough," External link

wftv Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "It was good to have him out there," External link

wftv Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "Obviously he adds so much to our team. I thought he played well, did a good job" External link

wftv Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford told : “I think 30 games from now, he’ll be at another level,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He still has shoulder soreness from time to time, and he still has some issues with his knee,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Markelle Fultz ) : “If I would say one thing, and I’ve told Markelle this, he’s very difficult on himself,” “He’s a harsh critic of himself” External link

nytimes Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I’m surprised. I thought we played a good energetic first half and then we had nothing the last 24 minutes,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I’ve been in the league 20 years. I don’t ever remember a guy having 14 deflections,” “For a team, 38 would be good. He had 14 by himself, which is incredible” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, November 9, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We’re going to have to get to a level of execution offensively in order to score that we did last year and it’s going to take some time,” External link

forbes Friday, November 8, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We’re going to have to get to a level of execution offensively in order to score that we did last year and it’s going to take some time,” External link

forbes Friday, November 8, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “It’s this simple. The people the most responsible for how hard a team plays every night is the head coach and the best players,” “That’s how the NBA works. Nobody else. The head coach and the best players” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “The fourth quarter there our offense was good,” “We had better ball movement. We were more inside-out. We score 49 [points] in the second half and it was a lot better” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:52:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I like that at times when they came back in the second half, really three different times, that we had enough poise to make plays to build a lead back up,” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford wrote : "It is done! Today is all about Matt. He was a beautiful and much loved life long friend who I miss so much. " External link

plymouthherald Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford added : "He lived life to the max," External link

plymouthherald Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "Matt was spontaneous and he would often randomly dye his hair, so I thought 'why don't I do something spontaneous?" External link

plymouthherald Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We did a lot of good things, but the rebounding game was a problem,” “We haven’t rebounded in preseason and we didn’t rebound tonight. And turnovers. We were just really sloppy with the ball and that was really impacting how we play” External link

seattletimes Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:28:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We had a great approach [last season]. We won for the right reasons,” “We got better and better, and that starts with how you work, how you practice, [and] how much you’re into it” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We have to bring the same attitude we did at the end of last season,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford explained ( about Markelle Fultz ) : “Markelle needs to do, in my opinion, what Markelle has done since he got here: have good days,” External link

forbes Monday, October 21, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford explained ( about Markelle Fultz ) : “Markelle needs to do, in my opinion, what Markelle has done since he got here: have good days,” External link

forbes Monday, October 21, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "I just told the guys, ‘I want us to look more like the Magic,’ " External link

orlandosentinel Friday, October 18, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We’ll find out how guys feel [later Thursday],” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, October 18, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “They look like a Miami team, man. They’re hard-playing, they’re going to play with great energy, [and] they’re very well-coached,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Last year, it wasn’t a coaching thing — it was their approach,” “It was a group that had not had a lot of success obviously in the last few years and they badly wanted to win. It was important to them. We have to have that again” External link

highlandstoday Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "Last year, it wasn't a coaching thing — it was their approach," "It was a group that had not had a lot of success obviously in the last few years and they badly wanted to win. It was important to them. We have to have that again" External link

eagletribune Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "Last year, it wasn't a coaching thing - it was their approach," "It was a group that had not had a lot of success obviously in the last few years and they badly wanted to win. It was important to them. We have to have that again" External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:47:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "Last year, it wasn't a coaching thing - it was their approach," "It was a group that had not had a lot of success obviously in the last few years and they badly wanted to win. It was important to them. We have to have that again" External link

fox35orlando Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "Last year, it wasn't a coaching thing - it was their approach," "It was a group that had not had a lot of success obviously in the last few years and they badly wanted to win. It was important to them. We have to have that again" External link

wftv Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Markelle Fultz ) : "He [Fultz] just knows how to play. He has such a high IQ. He is learning his teammates and learning the ways the offense can work for him. He gets better every day," External link

fox35orlando Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He’s hard to keep out of the paint,” “He’s so good with the ball. He doesn’t need a lot of room, and he’s very, very clever” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:13:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We have to do better than we did today. That's what I would say,” “There's 30 teams practicing today, I’d say most of them did better than we did. That’s what I would say” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:34:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He’s hard to keep out of the paint,” “He’s so good with the ball. He doesn’t need a lot of room and he’s very, very clever” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:34:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We were balanced the last 15 games — first in defense, 15th in offense,” “If you do that the whole year, you’re going to be a very good team. And in the playoffs, we came up short. So if we play well enough to get back, we have to be at a higher level” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "We were balanced the last 15 games -- first in defense, 15th in offense," "If you do that the whole year, you're going to be a very good team. And in the playoffs, we came up short. So if we play well enough to get back, we have to be at a higher level" External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, October 1, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “It’s happened a couple of other times this year, but tonight for this group of guys, to me, is the first time that they got a taste of what the Orlando fan base can do for a team, because they were really a big part of that to me the second half and the overtime,” “Like I just told the guys, that used to be every night. That used to be every night. Teams get what they deserve, and if we can continue to get better and play well, I think the guys got a taste tonight of how supportive they [fans] can be and what a difference it can make at home” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, August 3, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Jeff van Gundy ) : “I think just playing and being in practice and being around Jeff for five days is going to make a serious player better, and Jonathan is a very committed, serious-minded player,” “I think it’ll be a great experience for him” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, July 26, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “The thing I told the guys [afterward] is that these last four games … we’re not there defensively like we were before,” “We had made such good strides. … We gotta get our defense going again if we’re going to have a chance” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, July 17, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “If we don’t, we have no shot,” “This stretch of games, I don’t know where it would be, but I’d think we’d be in the bottom seven or eight teams. It’s just not going to be good enough. [Scoring] 108 at home you’ve gotta give yourself a chance to win, but our defense is just not where it needs to be” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, July 17, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Those were the good possessions. The thing was we had too many turnovers,” “We did a good job playing inside-out and getting the ball in the paint, but particularly early in the game and then one stretch in the third quarter we just had too many stretches where they got two [defenders] to the ball. It’s got to be a quicker, simpler play” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Defensively, there’s nights now, I don’t know if we all realize, he’s spectacular,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, July 11, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “When you talk about depth, guys that can guard more than one spot, it’s a big deal,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, July 11, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford told ( about Kawhi Leonard ) : “Toronto’s still going to be [there]. They were 17-5 [last season] without Kawhi. They’re still good,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, July 9, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Isaiah Briscoe ) : “Isaiah’s a tough guy. He’s got good toughness, good competitive spirit,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He’s always been a really good post-up player, but the fact that he can play comfortably on the perimeter more makes a big challenge,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, June 30, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think he’s what the NBA is all about with positional size, [and] versatility,” “A guy that at the defensive end he’ll be able to switch and guard different players, which makes everything simpler. Offensively he can shoot, he’s got high IQ, he’s got a good feel for the game, [and] he can pass, so he can be a two-way player” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, June 22, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Toronto’s not playing anybody that can’t play both offense and defense, and they’ve built their defense around their size, and I think Chuma fits very well into that [mold],” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, June 22, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “When there’s a chance for you to make a play, you’ve got to make a play. I hope that’s what we learned,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, June 17, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “When there’s a chance for you to make a play, you’ve got to make a play. I hope that’s what we learned,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, June 14, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “There’s two things [about Briscoe]. The penetration part and then also he plays with such pace,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, June 12, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I don’t think we get enough credit for a lot of this 4-out, 1-in style that started with that team,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, June 7, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “If you look at the numbers last year for the team, defensively, when he played and it’s been a similar thing this year,” “He protects the basket, and yet he’s also able to be a very good pick-and-roll defender, and that’s hard to find” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, May 30, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He just got here this morning, so I haven’t even met with him yet. I want him to get comfortable and then he and I will sit down and talk,” “It’s great and he’s obviously made progress and we’ll see. There’s no timetable. It’s just good to have him around” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, May 27, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "To me, this is by far the best team they've had here in this stretch," External link

good4utah Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "To me, this is by far the best team they've had here in this stretch," External link

wftv Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "To me, this is by far the best team they've had here in this stretch," External link

wsoctv Wednesday, April 24, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Larry Brown ) : “There have been a couple of teams — Laker teams — that were great on offence and only OK on defence on one end,” “Believe it or not, the Detroit Larry Brown teams were the best defensive teams of my 19 years by a lot, but not really as good offensively as we all thought. Sometimes you can be so good at one. But, by and large, to win it all you have to have the kind of balance (the Raptors) play with” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “To win it all, you have to have the balance that [the Raptors] play with,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 24, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Our best possessions, and they saw this yesterday [when] we did a film session here, is when we’re passing the ball quickly when help comes it’s going to be simpler, we’re going to have a better chance to get to the next drive and kick,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I thought the third quarter he was good,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, April 22, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Those were the good possessions. The thing was we had too many turnovers,” “We did a good job playing inside-out and getting the ball in the paint, but particularly early in the game and then one stretch in the third quarter we just had too many stretches where they got two [defenders] to the ball. It’s got to be a quicker, simpler play” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, April 21, 2019 2:21:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “The biggest part is going to be that we have to play better offensively and their defense had a lot to do with it. … They’re very good, they shut down the paint, they had great pursuit,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, April 19, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We’ve gotta play our game. That game wasn’t all that physical as you think if you really watch the film. The physicality part wasn’t … it’s the ball movement part,” “The guys saw on film today. To be honest, with everybody talking about physicality … that’s not what I saw. It was an NBA playoff game and it wasn’t anything pretty” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, April 19, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “The best players – and I believe he’s been our best player all year – there’s just certain things they figure out as the series goes on,” “He’s a bright guy, he’s a very good player and I think he’ll figure this out” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, April 18, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford told : “I think it will be like it was in the old days,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "Their defense set the tone for the game in the first quarter," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "At halftime, I thought we had settled down," "Then, at the beginning of the third quarter, they were good and, frankly, we were awful" External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Their defense set the tone for the game in the first quarter,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “At halftime, I thought we had settled down,” “Then, at the beginning of the third quarter, they were good and, frankly, we were awful” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford told : “If you had time to study the game, he had a terrific game,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:03:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He took seven shots and didn’t make them. He’ll make them,” “Listen, he’s one of the great competitors in our league. He played really well. He didn’t make any shots, but when you have the time to just sit and watch [film], he played a very, very good game. His impact on the game was terrific for them” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, April 16, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “When you have time to study the game, you see he played a terrific game,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, April 16, 2019 4:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Pascal Siakam ) : “He had eight assists, they were like plus 11 when he was on the court, he put a ton of pressure on us and he’s the one who starts things in transition. All those advance passes up the court to [Pascal] Siakam – that’s all him,” “He’s one of the great competitors in our league. If he can play that kind of game in every playoff game, and make like even three of those shots, then he’s great. He’s a problem when’s he’s on the floor” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, April 16, 2019 4:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "If you had time to study the game, he played a terrific game. Not good, he was terrific," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “If you had time to study the game, he played a terrific game. Not good, he was terrific,” External link

globalnews Monday, April 15, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "We made a bunch of big plays in the last three or four minutes," External link

foxnews Monday, April 15, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford says : “In terms of his ball handling and shooting, he has an exceptional, exceptional skill level even in this league,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, April 15, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “The other thing last night watching it, there’s things that I have to do better to help him, too. He didn’t catch the ball last night in a lot of like, say, advantage situations,” “Part of that is the play calling, too, so I’ve got to help him with that, too” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, April 15, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He made a ton of really good play to his teammates,” “There’s nothing else you can do. I mean that’s basketball. If they’re going to commit to taking the ball away from him, then the smart thing to do is what he did and pass the ball to open teammates” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, April 15, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We had two stretches last night in the game where we just start going [too fast], and against this team that’s not going to work. They’re too good defensively,” “We’re like any other team. We have a way to play. We’re a ball-movement team. We don’t have breakdown guys, and when we move the ball I think you can see, and the ball’s hitting the paint and we’re inside-out we’re very good” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, April 15, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Just the fight and way we hung in there,” External link

taipeitimes Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "We made a bunch of big plays in the last three or four minutes," External link

fox13memphis Sunday, April 14, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Just the fight and way we hung in there,” External link

themalaymailonline Sunday, April 14, 2019 6:13:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "We made a bunch of big plays in the last three or four minutes," External link

wftv Sunday, April 14, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "Just the fight and way we hung in there," External link

afp-en Sunday, April 14, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We made a bunch of big plays in the last three or four minutes,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, April 14, 2019 4:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We can’t turn the ball over. We’ve got to try to get them in the half-court … and we have to do a good job in the rebounding game,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, April 14, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "The great John chapter 17 prayer of Jesus has echoed in my ears as we have sort to express our 'oneness' with the missional imperative 'that the world might believe'. For me, our strapline says it all: 'Together making Jesus known'," External link

christiantoday Friday, April 12, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "They know us well and we need to know them well, so it's having an offensive plan and defensive plan and everyone knowing what we are trying to do at both ends of the floor," External link

good4utah Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "They know us well and we need to know them well, so it's having an offensive plan and defensive plan and everyone knowing what we are trying to do at both ends of the floor," External link

wrcbtv Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "They know us well and we need to know them well, so it's having an offensive plan and defensive plan and everyone knowing what we are trying to do at both ends of the floor," External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "They know us well and we need to know them well, so it's having an offensive plan and defensive plan and everyone knowing what we are trying to do at both ends of the floor," External link

fox13memphis Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "They know us well and we need to know them well, so it's having an offensive plan and defensive plan and everyone knowing what we are trying to do at both ends of the floor," External link

kiro7 Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:52:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "They know us well and we need to know them well, so it's having an offensive plan and defensive plan and everyone knowing what we are trying to do at both ends of the floor," External link

seattlepi Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:40:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "They know us well and we need to know them well, so it's having an offensive plan and defensive plan and everyone knowing what we are trying to do at both ends of the floor," External link

wftv Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:05:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We are playing well, and one of the reasons has been our mindset,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, April 11, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Tonight will be the last night we’ll do contact. We’re not going to be scrimmaging in practice these next couple of days, not when you’ve played 82 games,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, April 11, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "For one night we'll have more than enough talent to play well," External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, April 11, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Hopefully things will work out so that he is back by the weekend,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “To be able to play well consistently at both ends of the floor, it’s important that guys pretty much know most nights, this is what I’m going to play, this is who I’m going to play with, especially for a team like ours,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford says : “We have a good team and more talent than people give us credit for,” “We have a way we can play — when we’re moving the ball and hitting the paint on offense and locked in defensively — when we’re good enough to beat any team” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, April 9, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Anybody that doesn’t think there’s purity in the NBA should have seen the scene in the locker room,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, April 9, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “To have the right care factor, to be able to withstand, as you guys know, some stretches that were difficult and it looked like it was going to be hard for us to do it, and they stayed with it and they kept getting better, and obviously it’s a big-time win,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, April 9, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “It’s fun. It’s fun to see, and anybody that doesn’t think there’s purity in the NBA should’ve seen the scene in the locker room because they’re deserving, but it’s enjoyable,” External link

sun-sentinel Monday, April 8, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He’s a terrific defender. … He’s one of the few guys who can contain the ball and create turnovers,” “He anticipates very well and he’s got a good knack for playing off the ball” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, April 7, 2019 4:17:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We have a good team and more talent than people give us credit for,” “We have a way we can play — when we’re moving the ball and hitting the paint on offense and locked in defensively — when we’re good enough to beat any team” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, April 7, 2019 4:17:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Tonight is how it used to be,” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, April 6, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “They were the reason why we were ahead of halftime because they changed the game around ... the energy and defense, which led to good offense,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Yeah, obviously the energy, the effort, but it’s also his defense ... He had two great steals in the last five minutes of the game,” “Also, he pushes the ball and we play at a quicker pace when he’s out on the floor. He can play with DJ [Augustin] some, also” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I thought the offensive rebounding … for our team, we’ve been talking about this going forward, the offensive rebound game or rebounding game as a whole is critical for us,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "We've got to know who we are," "We ain't scoring 115 every night. We don't have that kind of roster. We have to defend, whether we're scoring or not" External link

wftv Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "We had played them three other times where they didn't get to 100," "They had more readiness tonight than we did" External link

wftv Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “You’ve got to know who you are,” “We have a good team, but, again, if we think we’re going to come out against these upper-echelon teams night after night and win 130-121, we’re crazy. Not going to work. It will not work” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, April 2, 2019 6:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We had played [Toronto] three other times where they didn’t get to 100,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, April 2, 2019 6:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I just think, to be honest with you, we’re not defending,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, April 2, 2019 6:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I think you have an idea,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, March 31, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He’s having a terrific year,” “He’s really delivered for our team here in this [recent] stretch [of winning]. And it’s not just the scoring and the rebounding. It’s his defense that’s been very good, and that’s been overlooked a little bit, too” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, March 31, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Mike Batiste ) : “Smart. Smart. He’s got good technique. I think [assistant coach] Mike Batiste deserves a lot of credit for that,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, March 31, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We’ve just got to move by that game quickly,” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “They’re a good team and they’re very well-coached. We’ll get their best tonight, I’m sure,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, March 28, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “They improve from the beginning of the year to the end of the year every season more than anybody else in the East does, and that’s what you want it to be,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Erik’s very creative. I think he’s always ahead of the curve,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We went home the next night and played a good game against Cleveland and have played better ever since,” “I think we have enough talent and I think the mental part of it is there also” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We’re certainly playing a lot better at home,” “Early in the year we weren’t play very well here” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, March 22, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “With them, it’s very difficult. They’re helping more [on defense],” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, March 22, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “If you look at the numbers last year for the team, defensively, when he played and it’s been a similar thing this year,” “He protects the basket, and yet he’s also able to be a very good pick-and-roll defender, and that’s hard to find” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:06:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Ahh, a lot of confidence, he’s living in the paint, pick-and-rolls, transition, he’s always been a good cutter and he’s always gone to the offensive glass a lot for a point guard,” “He’s really playing, obviously, at a high level” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We have to play well and it gets back to the same thing. That’s the message in this league. That’s the way players think,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I did talk to them about the Brooklyn game because it just goes to show … that game went from 25 to 10 in, I think, a little less than five minutes … it goes to show what happens is, when you think a game is over or you get out of character with what you are doing, how quickly it can switch in this league,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He just got here this morning so I haven’t even met with him yet. I want him to get comfortable and then he and I will sit down and talk,” “It’s great and he’s obviously made progress and we’ll see. There’s no timetable. It’s just good to have him around” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "I'm going to use him. That's why he was brought here," "He's not going to play a lot of minutes, but he's in good enough shape" External link

wftv Monday, March 18, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “We did a better job tonight of the ball going toward the basket,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, March 18, 2019 5:14:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He is a terrific defender. He can guard numbers of different guys, point guards, wings. He’s also a very good team defender,” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, March 16, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “No question. He has a good working relationship with Steve Hetzel and (assistant coach) Bruce Kreutzer. He knows the whole staff. He also has a good relationship with (GM) John Hammond, so I think that allows him to get up to speed and comfortable quickly,” “Plus he picks things up quickly” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, March 16, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford told : “Carter-Williams is not just OK defensively. You can argue that a lot of nights he’s right there with MKG ( Michael Kidd-Gilchrist , as the Hornets’ best defender),” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, March 15, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “I’ll be honest with you. When I’ve watched the film for our team, because it was obviously one of the things I was concerned about earlier in the year, we’d been good in close games,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, March 15, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “Teams are good in this league and I just think, like, whenever you lose, it doesn’t mean you didn’t play well,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, March 15, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "I shouldn't get fined for this, but in 19 years, I've seen a lot of things," External link

eagletribune Monday, March 11, 2019 6:25:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : "I shouldn't get fined for this, but in 19 years, I've seen a lot of things," External link

wftv Monday, March 11, 2019 5:35:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He fits with what wins in the N.B.A. right now,” “He’s 23, and he’s made terrific gains, already, this year” External link

nytimes Wednesday, March 6, 2019 3:48:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Robin Lopez ) : "I didn't see they put Lopez back in the game and we ended up too small out there and ended up giving up an offensive rebound, and that was as big a possession as the foul, as big a possession as the missed free throws," "So nobody made a bigger mistake than I did" External link

wftv Saturday, February 23, 2019 7:40:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said : “He’s developing at a really good pace,” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT



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Brad Stevens said ( about Steve Clifford ) : “We just want to play to your standards as well as we can,” “I think I know our team, I know what we’re good at and I know what we need to do better. It’s just a matter of playing as well as we can and building that make the right next play mentality here over however long we get to be here. We made good strides thus far, I’m encouraged. This schedule has been very hard and that continues today. I think Steve (Clifford) does a great job and we played them right before the playoffs last year. andI thought they came and prepared us for playoff basketball. I’m expecting a physical tough game today and that should only benefit us as we move forward” External link

masslive Monday, August 10, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Steve Clifford said ( about Steve Clifford ) : "I think he and the league have taken an unbelievably thorough look at every angle. Right now, their feeling is that we’re able to provide a safe environment for our players to play in without fans, and as soon as it becomes safe to progress to playing with fans I’m sure that they’ll do that with a comprehensive study. But that’s just not where we’re at right now”. There also has been some discussion, including comments by Silver, about the need for extra precautions for coaches 65 and older, an age group shown to be at a higher risk of infection. Magic coach Steve Clifford, 58, doesn’t fall into that category, but he’s had three health-related issues in recent years. He had two stents placed in his heart to repair blocked arteries in 2013, then he missed 21 games during the 2017-18 season due to severe headaches brought on by sleep deprivation. He left the bench in March during a game at Minnesota because he felt dizzy and was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for dehydration and released. For his part, Clifford said he’s comfortable getting back on the sideline amid the pandemic. Magic team physician Dr. Kent Hoffman has given Clifford a “clean bill of health,” he said. “I don’t have any concerns at all about that," External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Brad Stevens said ( about Steve Clifford ) : “Steve Clifford is a great coach, and he fits really well with the way Steve likes to play, first and foremost,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, January 25, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Tristan Thompson said ( about Steve Clifford ) : “Coach (Steve) Clifford is a really good coach in our league,” External link

cleveland Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Jeff Weltman said ( about Steve Clifford ) : “The bottom line is that when you play a Steve Clifford team, you have to beat them; they don’t beat themselves,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, April 7, 2019 4:17:00 AM EAT