Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 4:40 pm  |  19 responses

Charlotte Bobcats Hiring Mark Price as Shooting Specialist

The great Mark Price will soon be tasked with teaching the Charlotte Bobcats how to shoot. Price is set to join the Bobcats‘ coaching staff. Per the Charlotte Observer: “The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of hiring former Georgia Tech and Cleveland Cavaliers star Mark Price as an assistant coach, in part to improve the team’s overall shooting. Price shot 90 percent from the foul line and 40 percent from 3-point range over his 12-season NBA career. He’ll join Steve Clifford’s new staff, which also includes Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing. Since retiring as a player, Price has worked for several NBA teams, either as a coach or consultant, to address players’ shooting – Denver, Memphis and the Golden State Warriors. [...] Rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who struggled as an outside shooter last season, specifically requested the team hire a shooting coach at the season’s conclusion. Price could also be helpful to center Bismack Biyombo, who truggles to have any shooting range.”

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  • shockexchange

    The Charlotte Bobcats need to hire some players.

  • spit hot fiyah

    they have some, they just need nba caliber players

  • spit hot fiyah

    as someone who grew up on 90′s nba, mark price was awesome there for for a minute. his shooting exhibition in the 94 all-star game was dope, if it wasn’t for pippen he would have been mvp.
    and MKG is willing to improve, nice to see a rookie reach out and basically say: i need help with this broken shot of mine

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    he’s also the dude who invented splitting a pick.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    saying MKG struggled is like saying a fish struggles to breath in the open air.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/savagemuzicgroup T-Ray

    Agreed. It’s refreshing to see a rookie reach out instead of waiting till you’re 7-8 years into your career to realize you need improvement.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk


  • OfftheWall87

    Unfortunately, not sure the Bobcats will improve all that much unless their draft picks improve each season. No free agents want to play for them. So it’s either get lucky with draft picks or continue to be a bad team. They’re going to need a franchise changing player in the draft.

  • spit hot fiyah

    yeah for sure, he killed the double of the pick with the split.

  • spit hot fiyah

    mike was probably: we don’t need that, this is how u shoot it youngsters. splash.

  • shockexchange

    Next time they play Indiana they should go up to Paul George, Roy Hibbert and Danny Granger like, “Can I get ya’ll number son? We traveling to L.A. next week and we would like ya’ll to come. We handin’ out sneakers and backpacks too.”

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    lol he probably just hired a golf coach instead

  • Meh

    They have a decent young core, they just need the time to develop, people overrating how bad their situation is, they could have 3 lotto picks in next years deep draft.

  • Mike Gilbert

    that’s good! Then it’s Wiggins time!

  • Nathan Shane Long

    it would take a shooter of mark price caliber to fix MKG horrible jumpshot the worst in the league

  • The Fury

    Right on!!

  • Hushabomb

    So Price is brought in to fix shooting. Ewing brought in to hopefully teach post play. The Bobcats need to trust that there will be a coaching staff for a few seasons. Like the Mavs did when Cuban first bought the franchise, develop them in house instead of trying to get FA all the time and hopefully get good luck.

    Even when the coaches come and go, having skill coaches like Price can have a knock on effect.

  • Ugh

    As long as they don’t get him coaching strategy – he’s a god-awful head coach.

  • Clos1881

    I don’t know about the head coach but the bobcats are making some good assistant coach moves. If we can get wiggins or preferably Parker the hornets will be a great team in the future.