Former Cavs’ sharpshooter Mark Price agrees to join Nuggets’ coaching staff
Cleveland Cavaliers legend Mark Price is continuing his basketball journey, as the former Cavs guard has agreed to join the Denver Nuggets coaching staff for the upcoming 2018-19 season.
Mark Price (@Mark25Price) has agreed to a deal to join the Denver Nuggets coaching staff, league sources tell ESPN. Price's ability as a shooting instructor had a major impact in his previous NBA job with Charlotte, and that will again be a part of his… https://t.co/K8wS07cyGa
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 10, 2018
Price’s most recent coaching job in the league was an assistant for the Charlotte Hornets as a shooting instructor. The 54-year-old joined the Hornets’ coaching staff in 2013, and has been a steady presence during his stint there. Now, it is reported Price will undertake a similar role in Denver as a shooting mentor for the promising young core which includes talented shooting guard Jamal Murray.
This role fits Price perfectly, as he still remains one of the greatest shooters the league has ever seen during his playing days. Price played nine seasons for the Cavaliers, and averaged a healthy 16.4 points per game whilst shooting 47% from the field and an incredible 40.9% from three-point range.
Price may be joining the Nuggets for this upcoming season, but it isn’t the first time he will work for the organisation. Coincidently enough, Price actually began his coaching career in the NBA back with the Hornets over a decade ago in 2007. From there, the he enjoyed coaching stints with the Atlanta Hawks from 2008-2010, then single season spells for the Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic and most recently Hornets for two seasons.
After his progression as an assistant in the NBA, Price then landed his first head coach role with the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. He spent over two seasons at the University, and amassed a record of 30-42. Although his teams failed to finish above .500 during his time there, Price displayed the intangible attributes necessary to significantly aid an NBA franchise moving forward.
With his experience and knowledge, Price may prove an extremely valuable addition to the Nuggets organisation just before training camp commences on September 22nd.