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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins says head coach Steve Clifford remains hospitalized after being admitted late Thursday night for chest pains.

The organization announced Friday afternoon that Clifford began feeling pain at dinner Thursday.
Higgins said in a release Friday that as a precaution (Clifford) was held overnight and is undergoing additional tests.
Doctors then determined Friday morning that Clifford needed two stents in his heart. Higgins says the coach is now resting comfortably.

Clifford will miss Friday s game against the New York Knicks. Assistant Head Coach Patrick Ewing will serve as the acting head coach in the game. The team expects Clifford to return soon.

Clifford joined the Bobcats this offseason after spending last year as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Bobcats are off to a 3-2 start.

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