Head coach Steve Clifford, right, and the Charlotte Hornets figure to miss the NBA postseason. If they do get to eighth place in the Eastern Conference they would face an Atlanta Hawks team that has been their Kryptonite in recent seasons.
Head coach Steve Clifford, right, and the Charlotte Hornets figure to miss the NBA postseason. If they do get to eighth place in the Eastern Conference they would face an Atlanta Hawks team that has been their Kryptonite in recent seasons. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
Head coach Steve Clifford, right, and the Charlotte Hornets figure to miss the NBA postseason. If they do get to eighth place in the Eastern Conference they would face an Atlanta Hawks team that has been their Kryptonite in recent seasons. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

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