G.M. David Griffin and the Cavs will interview former Cavaliers point guard Mark Price for their vacant head coaching position on Tuesday, June 10th. @PDcavsinsider on Twitter was first to report this story.
Price, a four time All-Star who played in Cleveland from 1986-95 and was an All-NBA first teamer for the Cavs in 1993, has been an assistant coach with the Charlotte Bobcats/ Hornets for the past year after spending time with the Nuggets, Hawks, Warriors and Magic as an instructor or assistant coach dating back to 2007.
One of the trends in the NBA now in finding new head coaches is hiring former NBA players who’ve had some success in the league and proved to be a leader both on and off the court, along with working their way up the coaching ranks as an assistant. Price, who just turned 50 back in February, meets that criteria.
Price joins at least Alvin Gentry, Vinny Del Negro, Lionel Hollins, Adrian Griffin, David Blatt and Tyronn Lue as individuals who have interviewed, or reportedly interviewed for the Cavs head coaching position.
The Lakers and Cavaliers remain as the only two NBA teams still without a head coach after former Lakers and Thunder point guard Derrick Fisher, reportedly will sign a 5-year deal worth $25 million dollars to be the new head coach for the New York Knicks.