Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford had
two stents placed in his heart during a procedure Friday after suffering chest
pains during a dinner, the team said.
Clifford was admitted to the hospital Thursday night and underwent testing on
Friday morning, leading doctors to conclude he needed the procedure.
The Bobcats said Clifford was "resting comfortably" and would re-join the team
Patrick Ewing, the former Knicks great and Bobcats associate head coach, will
lead Charlotte in its game Friday night against New York.
Clifford, in his first year with the Bobcats, is the latest professional head
coach to recently have a medical issue.
Denver Broncos coach John Fox was released from a Charlotte-area hospital on
Friday after undergoing an aortic heart valve replacement Monday. He was taken
to the hospital after a bout of light-headedness on the golf course last week.
Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak suffered what doctors said was a minor stroke
that caused him to collapse while running off the field at halftime on Sunday.
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