According to Sam Amick of USA Today Sports, the Cleveland Cavaliers are strongly considering interviewing Charlotte Hornets assistant Mark Price a second time for their vacant head coaching position. Price, who played for the Cavaliers beginning in the 1986-87 season through the 1994-95 season, originally interviewed for the position last week.
Price, whose No. 25 jersey is retired by the Cavs, has been coaching and consulting in the NBA since 2003, when he took a job with the Denver Nuggets. Before that, Price coached at both the high school and college level. After his stint with the Nuggets, Price worked as color commentator for the Cavaliers and the Atlanta Hawks. He then was the head coach of the South Dragon the Australian NBL for the part of one season. After that, Price first worked as a shooting consultant for the Memphis Grizzlies, then subsequently with the Atlanta Hawks, where he served as a shooting coach, and then with the Orlando Magic, where he was an assistant and coached their summer league team. This past season, with the then-Bobcats, Price was an assistant under head coach Steve Clifford and associate head coach Patrick Ewing. One of his main responsibilities was, and to date is, rebuilding the jump shot of forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
For his career, Prive averaged 15.2 points and and 6.7 assists in 12 seasons. He was also a four-time NBA All-Star and a member of the 1993 All-NBA Team. If he does end up interviewing for the Cavs job a second time, Price will join Los Angeles Clippers associate head coach Alvin Gentry, Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue, and former Maccabi Tel Aviv head coach David Blatt as the perceived finalists for the job.