The Cleveland Cavaliers, having just ejected Mike Brown just one year into his five-year contract, are set to interview current Charlotte Hornets assistant coach Mark Price for their head coaching opening.
Price, a four-time All-Star for the Cavaliers in his playing days, has an extensive history with Cleveland as a popular player. Cleveland.com estimates that Price is the sixth person to receive an interview, along with Adrian Griffin, Tyronn Lue, Alvin Gentry, Lionel Hollins and Vinny Del Negro.
With the Hornets, Price assists heavily with teaching technique and raising confidence, but he is most famous for undertaking the challenge of trying to fix Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's hitch-laden jump shot. The results aren't there yet, but those mechanics won't just change in an offseason. Between last year and this year, Kidd-Gilchrist's field goal percentage rose 1.5 percentage points (with fewer attempts, I might add) but his free throw percentage tumbled 13 percentage points. Clearly, this is no easy task.
But if Mark Price gets the head coaching job, this might throw another hitch into Kidd-Gilchrist's developing shot.