Cavs to interview former star Price
JUN 10, 2014 8:17a ET
Whenever the Cavaliers have a coaching vacancy, it seems fans mention the name of Mark Price.
Well, the Cavs have a vacancy, and this time, it's the Cavs themselves who are thinking about Price. According to several sources close to the coaching search, the Cavs have added Price to their list of interviewees.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer was the first to report Price's meeting with the Cavs, and reported the interview will be conducted Tuesday.
Price, 50, was an assistant coach on Steve Clifford's staff with the Charlotte Hornets this past season. Price has also spent time in various assistant roles with the Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors and Orlando Magic.
Along with Clifford, Price has assisted the likes of Stan Van Gundy, Mike Fratello and Mike Woodson.
Price has never been a head coach in the NBA, but he has coached an NBA player: Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith when Smith was a high school freshman at Whitfield (Ga.) Academy. Smith has made it known he thinks highly of Price.
Of course, more importantly to Cavs fans was Price the point guard. He played for the franchise from 1986-1994, making four All-Star appearances and becoming a key figure during a cherished era that also featured Brad Daugherty, Larry Nance, John "Hot Rod" Williams and coach Lenny Wilkens.
Price is the sixth known candidate to interview for the Cavs job. He joins Los Angeles Clippers assistants Alvin Gentry and Tyronn Lue, Chicago Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin, and former head coaches Lionel Hollins and Vinny Del Negro.
Also, Yahoo Sports reported Monday that Cavs owner Dan Gilbert offered John Calipari a seven-year, $60 million contract to serve as coach and president of the team. Calipari has opted to remain at the University of Kentucky after receiving a new deal from the school last week.
The Cavs have also spoken with University of Florida coach Billy Donovan. Most inside the organization believe Donovan will remain at Florida -- although he has not officially closed the door on a potential jump to the NBA.
Price remains the Cavs' all-time leader in free-throw percentage (.906), assists (4,206) and 3-pointers (802). The Cavs retired his No. 25 in 1999, just one season after he retired from the NBA.