Report: Charlotte Hires Mark Price as Head Coach

Mar 25, 2015 8:17 PM by Ross Field

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte 49ers have hired Mark Price to become their new men's basketball coach.

The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the hire has not been publicly announced.

The 49ers have scheduled a press conference for Thursday to introduce their new coach.

Price, 51, has spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach for the NBA's Charlotte Hornets. He'll replace Alan Major, who left the program earlier this month amid ongoing medical problems.

Price played 12 seasons in the NBA and was a four-time All-Star. He's been an assistant NBA coach for five teams, but has never been a head coach at any level.

Price declined comment prior to the Hornets' game against the Brooklyn Nets.

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