Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford will step away from the team for the immediate future to address his health, the team announced Wednesday in a release.
Clifford missed Monday night’s game against the Orlando Magic in what the team described only as an illness. The team said that there is no timetable for his return and that associate head coach Stephen Silas will serve as the team’s acting head coach in place of Clifford.
Clifford has served as the Hornets’ head coach since the 2013-14 season and has guided the team to a 169-181 record and two appearances in the playoffs.
The Hornets are currently 9-13 this season and are in 11th place in the Eastern Conference.