JUNE 16TH: Cleveland is strongly considering a second interview for Price this week, reports Sam Amick of USA Today (Twitter link).
JUNE 9TH: The Cavs are set to interview Hornets assistant Mark Price for a chance at their vacant head coaching position tomorrow, tweets Mary Schmitt Boyer of the Plain Dealer. Price, a former Cavs All-Star, was quoted a couple of weeks ago as having interest in the role, but at the time, the team reportedly wasn’t sold on the idea of bringing him aboard.
The news comes as a bit of a surprise since Alvin Gentry and Tyronn Lue are both reportedly going to receive second interviews with the team. We’ve also heard Vinny Del Negro and Lionel Hollins are expected to meet with Cleveland team officials for a second time later this week.
Price, a fan favorite in Cleveland, lacks NBA head coaching experience, but he’s been an assistant since the 2007/08 season. Besides Charlotte, he’s seen stints in Denver, Atlanta, Golden State, and Orlando. The former point guard spent nine of his 12 seasons as a member of the Cavs, and his No. 25 jersey was retired by the team shortly after his retirement.