Beloved Cleveland Cavaliers star Mark Price will be one of many candidates to meet with the team this week, according to The Plain Dealer. On top of news that the Cavs have shown interest in Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt and Kentucky head coach John Calipari and will be bringing in Los Angeles Clippers’ assistants Tyronn Lue and Alvin Gentry for followup interviews, Price joins a list of names that will be competing for the head coaching vacancy over the next week. Price is set to interview with the team on Tuesday.
Price was a 10-year veteran for the Cavs after being selected 25th in the second round of the 1986 NBA Draft out of Georgia Tech. After the point guard was selected by Cleveland, he had the Cavs competing with top-level talent in the Eastern Conference. Upon retiring from the NBA after 12 seasons, Price moved on to coach at the high school, collegiate and NBL ranks.
After making it to the NBA as a coach as a shooting consultant for the likes of the Memphis Grizzlies, Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warriors and the Orlando Magic. During last year’s offseason, Price was brought on with the Charlotte Hornets (then Bobcats) to be an assistant coach along with Patrick Ewing and beside Steve Clifford.