Mark Price is widely regarded as one of the best shooting coaches on the planet. And for good reason. The man shot 40 percent from 3 for his entire career, including a four-year stretch in which he never shot worse than 38.7 percent from the arc. He has opened his own training academy with an emphasis on shooting and has worked as a consultant or coach with a dozen teams in the league. Recently, the Bobcats brought him on as an assistant with a very specific goal: fix Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's horror show of a jumper. From NBA.com: Price has been on the staff only a couple weeks, and Summer League at UNLV is no actual gauge on what MKG will look like when his form leaves the body shop after many months, but this is the first benchmark on the time together following hours of workouts. This is also encouraging. “I'm trying to shoot it now,” Kidd-Gilchrist said. “That's a big step.” Because he was always trying to not shoot it before. “Yeah,” he said. “I think it's a big step for me to shoot the 3. My mid-range, too. I'll shoot the mid-range a lot, too.” ... “Everybody can become a better shooter,” Price said. “He's definitely got some flaws in his technique right now. We just start working on certain things and try to keep moving in the right direction. Most people kind of look at his elbow and the things that go on with that.
Bobcats hire Mark Price to rework Kidd-Gilchrist's shot
CBS Sports | Jul 14