I asked Bobcats coach Steve Clifford if playing on back-to-back nights changes anything about how he manages a rotation. Clifford said he might trim back some starters’ minutes the second night, but he resists the urge to give up on a game the first night when his team is behind. Clifford said the Bobcats have demonstrated they can overcome deficits (as in Cleveland), so he wants to give them every chance unless they’re hopelessly behind.
Never happened. The day after Hornacek’s interview in Charlotte, the Suns offered him their job.