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Former Georgia Tech star and NBA point guard Mark Price has been offered the UNC Charlotte job, sources close to the situation said. Price, 51, is currently an assistant coach in the NBA with the Charlotte Hornets. He was a standout at Georgia Tech from 1982 to 1986, and he played 12 years in the NBA, where he was a four-time All-Star. ESPN.com

Sources told ESPN that Price has been offered a five-year deal and is mulling whether to accept it. Price would replace Alan Major, who parted ways with the school last week after five seasons in which he took a pair of medical leave of absences. Major was 67-70 personally, and the school was 75-81 in his time at the school. ESPN.com

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Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford made a bold statement recently, saying small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has the talent to be the best perimeter defender among this generation of NBA players. Not bold enough apparently. On Thursday Kidd-Gilchrist trumped Clifford’s expectation. “I want to say ever; not just in the league (now). The best defender this league has seen,” Kidd-Gilchrist told the Observer. Charlotte Observer

So he went to work last summer. Assistant coach Mark Price, one of the best shooters in NBA history, tore everything apart and put it back together. The hitch and sidespin are gone and Kidd-Gilchrist now has a release point that doesn’t come on his descent from the jump. The result? He makes 43 percent of his mid-range jump shots this season, compared to an embarrassing 28 percent a season ago. That forces defenders to get up on him, making his drives so much more effective. Charlotte Observer

March 13, 2015 Updates

By his own description Thursday, Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson was in “panic mode” late Wednesday night. His right calf was full of pain and he faced a magnetic resonance imaging Thursday morning that might determine the rest of his season. The test came back as well as it could have under the circumstances: The MRI showed no structural damage after Jefferson hobbled out of Wednesday’s home loss to the Sacramento Kings. Charlotte Observer

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Taylor, 25, will likely always be associated with the night of Sept. 25, but he said he does not want that to define him. The NBA mandated that Taylor, who police reported was inebriated at the time of the incident, enter an outpatient alcohol program. The league was stern with its punishment and Taylor accepted his fate. “I just want to go on with what I love to do, and that’s play basketball,” he said. “I’m blessed to be able to wake up every day and play basketball, so that’s all I want to focus on, that and being happy. I’m alive.” Boston Globe

Taylor said he is trying to become a better person. “You grow stronger as a person and adversity builds character,” he said. “You learn that with faith and having the right people around you and your own personal strength, there’s not a lot you can’t overcome. It’s definitely a high-pressure job [playing in the NBA], you’re expected to perform every night. You have all the other stuff that doesn’t concern basketball that you have to deal with as well, it’s a lot. But we’re definitely all blessed to play basketball for a living and do what we love for a living. I don’t think anybody sees it as something that is hard to deal with. It comes with the territory.” Boston Globe

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THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN BOBCATS HISTORY

There's no sugarcoating it: It's a bad list where star power is pretty much non-existent. Gerald Wallace, the only All-Star in franchise history, goes to No. 1.

   

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