Monday, March 21, 2011

Mark Price Possibly Interested In Georgia Tech Job

According to Dennis Scott and a person who wished to remain anonymous, former Georgia Tech point guard Mark Price would like to return as head coach. I don't know how true this is but I don't think Tech is going to go this route, but it would be interesting.

The last legend I can think of that went back to coach his alma mater was when Clyde Drexler returned to coach the Houston Cougars and that went didn't go so well. Tech has more resources so this actually could work out.

Tech athletic director Dan Radakovich hasn't said who he is considering to replace Paul Hewitt. Price has declined to comment, other than to text that "he wants whoever is best for GT."

Scott and former Tech player Drew Barry seem excited about the prospect of Price coaching the Yellow Jackets, even though he lacks major head coaching experience.

"Every coach has to start somewhere," said Scott, who played at Tech from 1988-90. "Why not start at your alma mater? You've got loads and loads of experience, loads and loads of knowledge to share with young kids. It's all about putting the right staff around you. If you look at a lot of the great coaches, they have great assistant coaches."

I would just like to see Tech get back to its roots, see Tech basketball get back to its roots," said Barry.  

I don't know how much pull they have with the AD, because Price will have some competition for the job. Coaches rumored to be candidates are Richmond's Chris Mooney and VCU's Shaka Smart. New Mexico assistant and former Tech player Craig Neal is also rumored to be a candidate for the job.


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