Patrick Ewing coached his first NBA game on Friday night, but I don’t think these are the circumstances he wanted. Bobcats head coach Steve Clifford spent the night in the hospital following a heart procedure, and he has been released and is feeling good, according to Yahoo:
While at dinner last night, Bobcats Head Coach Steve Clifford suffered chest pains. He went to the hospital and was later admitted. After testing this morning, doctors concluded that a procedure was necessary to place two stents in his heart. He is resting comfortably and is expected to re-join the team soon. Associate Head Coach Patrick Ewing will serve as the acting head coach for tonight’s game vs. New York.
The key here is that Clifford returns to the sideline when he’s ready, and this is good news. The Bobcats are showing a little bit of fight this year, and Clifford has a lot to do with that. We here at Fansided wish him a successful and speedy recovery.