FORMER NBA guard Mark Price has been offered the head coaching job at UNC Charlotte, sources told

Price, 51, is an assistant coach with the Charlotte Bobcats, of the NBA.

In college, he was a star at Georgia Tech from 1982 to 1986, and then was a four-time All-Star in the NBA during a 12-year career spent mostly with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Sources told ESPN that Price has been offered a 5-year deal and is thinking about whether to accept it.

Alan Major left the school last week after five seasons in which he took a pair of medical leave of absences.


* Herb Sendek was fired as coach by Arizona State after nine seasons that included two NCAA Tournaments, four NIT appearances and three seasons with no postseason.

Arizona State labored this season after its NCAA Tournament berth a year ago, finishing 18-16 with a second-round loss to Richmond in the NIT.

Sendek finished his career in the desert at 159-137.

The Sun Devils have contacted Jeff Capel, an assistant at Duke, about the opening, sources told Capel, 40, was formerly head coach at VCU and Oklahoma.

Known for his intellect, basketball and otherwise, Sendek arrived in Tempe in 2006 after 10 seasons at North Carolina State.

Sendek and the Sun Devils suffered through an 8-22 first season, but Arizona State reached the NCAA Tournament in 2008-09 after going 25-10.

Sendek was named the Pac-10 coach of the year after the Sun Devils won 22 games the following season, but they were not invited to the NCAA Tournament.

A pair of losing seasons followed before Arizona State won 22 games in 2012-13, yet again found itself snubbed by the NCAA Tournament selection committee.

* Former UCLA coach Ben Howland was introduced as Mississippi State's new coach.

Howland, who led the Bruins to three straight Final Fours from 2006 to 2008, takes over a program with only a fraction of the national prestige, though the Bulldogs did go to a Final Four in 1996.

* Wake Forest suspended guard Madison Jones from all basketball-related activities for undisclosed reasons.

Jones started six of 32 games during his junior season, averaging 4.7 points and three assists in 21 minutes per game.

* A former University of Toledo basketball player has been sentenced to probation for altering his performance to help gamblers who bet on the Rockets a decade ago.

The sentence for Sammy Villegas is the first in the point-shaving case. It involved seven players, including three football players. All have pleaded guilty.

* Arrest warrants were issued for two dismissed University of Dayton basketball players charged in a series of burglaries on campus.

Montgomery County's prosecutor said 21-year-old Jalen Robinson and 20-year-old Devin Scott are accused of breaking into a number of dormitory rooms at the university on Dec. 14 and stealing property.