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#1 NanceUSMC

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:14 PM

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. He specifically worked with Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, a poor shooter coming out of Kentucky, who has since become one of the NBA’s best players.

Clifford emphasized in an interview with the Observer that while Price can help the team's shooting, that he can do a lot more. Clifford and Price previously worked together in Orlando.

"Jeff (Van Gundy) used to say Mark was Steve Nash before there was a Steve Nash,'' Clifford said of Price's point-guard abilities. "Player-development is a a piece that is critical to us, and he can help us with our shooting and our pick-and-roll. But he can also be a resource on a lot of other things.''

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 struggles to have any shooting range.

Bobcats assistant Stephen Silas will continue on the Bobcats staff, after working under his father, Paul, and Mike Dunlap last season. The Bobcats are also in the process of hiring Bob Beyer, who worked with Clifford on Stan Van Gundy's staff in Orlando. Clifford also worked for Beyer when
Beyer was head coach at Siena.

 

http://blogs.charlot...specialist.html

 



#2 Its The Milk

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:47 PM

If we were to put members of our organization (coaching staff, ownership, tv analysts) on the court against any other team's. I would like our chances lol.

 



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:54 PM

Gonna kick some ass in that game of horse.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:04 PM

Mark Price might be the best shooter I have ever seen.  Great hire.



#5 Keith Moons Liver

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:17 PM

Terrific player, did more than just shoot at a very high level. I imagine he knows the game as well as anybody. Hopefully he has better luck with MKG than he did with Rondo when it comes to teaching shooting. 



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:43 PM

As said above, this is a move that could tremendously help MKG, Kemba, and Henderson's shooting abilities



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:56 PM

If we were to put members of our organization (coaching staff, ownership, tv analysts) on the court against any other team's. I would like our chances lol.


For realz. Price at point, MJ and Curry on the wings, and Ewing at center. Do we have a PF anywhere?

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:20 PM

Haha maybe we can get Oakley or Silas to come back :P

 



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:35 PM

Rod Higgins played power forward in the league for a bunch of teams. The most of his career he was with GSW

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:49 PM

Honestly with Price, MJ, Curry, and Ewing we could plug anyone on that 4 spot and we'd be alright. Silas or Higgins will do.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:34 PM

WOW! I just shat a golden brick! I love this hire, makes me completely forget that we missed on Ham. Man, I used to kill some NBA Jam with Price and Dougherty.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:45 PM

Great unexpected move!!! Wow..

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:38 AM

Shooting specialist? BEN MCLEMORE!!!

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:39 AM

Or everyone on our f*cking team...

We have consistently been one of the worst offensive teams in the league since conception.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:51 AM

For realz. Price at point, MJ and Curry on the wings, and Ewing at center. Do we have a PF anywhere?

 

Steve Martin has a sick back-to-the-basket post up game.  Plus he can step out and shoot the mid-range jumper all while loaded up with the same amount of Jack Daniels that he consumes before every broadcast.

 

He's your guy.




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