In his consulting position, Clifford — who was probably the most sought-after assistant within the market — might be with the group periodically all through the 2021-2022 season.
Clifford has historical past with Nets head coach Steve Nash. The 2 labored collectively when Nash was a participant for the Los Angeles Lakers and Clifford labored as an assistant coach within the 2012-13 season.
After serving as the pinnacle coach of the Magic for 3 seasons, Clifford and the franchise parted methods in June. Clifford led the Magic to the playoffs in two consecutive years earlier than the group shifted right into a rebuild.
Clifford completed with a report of 96-131 with the Magic.