Apr 5, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) celebrates a three-point basket in the first quarter against the Charlotte Bobcats at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Price would be interested in Cleveland Cavaliers coaching job if offered


The Cleveland Cavaliers have made their search for a new head coach extensive as they look to find the right individual to replace Mike Brown, who was let go after his second tenure with the team.

The organization has already interviewed a few candidates, including Tyronn Lue and Alvin Gentry, but one popular figure associated with the team, Mark Price, has long wished to be in consideration for the job as Head Coach for the Cavs, but the front office has never strongly considered the former point guard as a candidate, according to Mary Schmitt Boyer of The Plain Dealer.

For whatever reason, multiple regimes in Cleveland have not been interested in bringing Mark Price back to coach. I know he has been interested, as I’ve talked to him about it multiple times. 

Mark Price spent 12 years as a player in the NBA, and his most notable seasons came with the Cleveland Cavaliers from 1986 to 1995. Price earned four all star appearances as a member of the Cavs and remains Cleveland’s all time leader in assists to this day. Price entered the coaching ranks following his retirement in 1998 and has spent the last 7 years as an NBA assistant, currently as a member of the coaching staff for the Charlotte Hornets, where he signed on last summer to help with young forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist work on his unusual shooting form that has plagued his production.

Mark Price is still largely popular in the city of Cleveland and may become a fan favorite if the organization did finally give the Cavs legend an interview for their opening.


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  • drewal10

    We want Price! WE want Price! WE WANT PRICE!!

  • Gary

    Price would probably make a good assistant. But, he doesn’t have the experience to be a head coach at this time.

  • ajjamal

    I agree, I like M. Price but the Cavs are a work in progress and need someone with some kind of experience. That is also why I don’t know if T Lue would work either. I could be wrong with Lue. I would go with Karl. No one from the FO has said anything about Karl. Even Lionel Hollins.

  • Letterman007

    Got to agree with Gary, he would be a valuable assistant coach and be learning under whomever the Cav’s picked for a head coach now!! It would be a smart front office move!