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Charlotte Hornets' new head coach Steve Clifford joins Good Morning BT with Bo Thompson & Beth Troutman and Jim Szoke to talk about returning to the team he coached from 2013 to 2018.

Ball averaged 15.7 points, 6.1 assists, 5.9 rebounds in 51 games to lead the Hornets into the NBA's play-in tournament. Despite dealing with a hand injury and missing 21 games he finished second in scoring among all rookies during the regular season. 

"It's just a blessing," Westbrook said. "You put so much into the game, so much time, you sacrifice so much, to be able to just be mentioned with guys like Oscar, Magic, and Jason Kidd, those guys, is something I never dreamed about as a young kid growing up in L.A. Truly grateful for moments like this."

Spectrum Center plans to implement enhanced safety procedures and will update the public on when fans can safely return to the arena for games. Charlotte finished the 2019-20 season with a 23-42 record, narrowly missing the cut to join other teams for the NBA Playoffs at Disney World.