Nuggets not retaining assistant coaches Mark Price, Bob Weiss
The Denver Nuggets are not retaining the services of assistant coaches Mark Price and Bob Weiss.
Denver Post Nuggets beat writer Mark Singer tweeted the news on June 12.
Little bit of Nuggets news: Assistants Mark Price and Bob Weiss did not have their contracts renewed for the 2019-20 season and won’t be back. There could be more additions to the coaching staff as the summer goes on.
— Mike Singer (@msinger) June 12, 2019
Price, the deadly shooter with the choir-boy looks during his heyday with the Cleveland Cavaliers, joined the Nuggets’ coaching staff in September 2018. That was his second stint with the franchise. He previously served as a Nuggets consultant in 2003.
Back then, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported one of Price’s main responsibilities with the Nuggets was as a shooting instructor. Price’s ability as a shooting consultant helped him land coaching jobs with the Memphis Grizzlies, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic, and the then-Charlotte Bobcats. Price also coached the NCAA’s Charlotte 49ers from 2015 to 2017.
As for Weiss, his coaching resume dates back to his days as an assistant coach with the then-San Diego Clippers in 1978. He was the San Antonio Spurs’ head coach from 1986 to 1988. He was also the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks (1990 to 1993), Los Angeles Clippers (1993 to 1994), and the then-Seattle SuperSonics (2005 to 2006).
#Nuggets assistants Mark Price & Bob Weiss did not have their contracts renewed. I will for sure miss the conversations I had w/ Bob. He usually wore this colorful “lucky” tie that his wife gave him. He also was an amazing ping-pong player & had some wicked magic tricks. #9Sports
— Cealey Godwin (@CealeyGodwin) June 12, 2019
The Nuggets won 54 games and earned the Western Conference’s second seed in the 2018-19 NBA season. They also ended a five-year playoff drought. Unfortunately, they lost to the Portland Trail Blazers in seven games in the second round of the playoffs.
Despite Denver’s recent success, the front office felt Nuggets head coach Mike Malone’s staff needed an overhaul. It should be interesting to find out who’ll replace Price and Weiss for the 2019-20 NBA season.