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Assistant Coach Hired

March 27, 2006 - United States Basketball League (USBL) - Nebraska Cranes News Release

Kearney, NE - The Nebraska Cranes have hired former All-American and NBA All-Star James Price as Assistant Coach. Price has almost 20 years coaching experience at the professional and collegiate level, including recent positions as head coach in the CBA and the WBA (World Basketball Association). "Coach Price will be very active in all aspects of our organization," said Cranes Head Coach Brian Walsh. "He brings a level of experience and maturity to the team which will be very valuable for our players." Price earned All-America honors for leading the Louisville Cardinals to the NCAA Final Four in 1972. He went on to a seven-year career in the NBA, playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons, Denver Nuggets, Buffalo Braves, and Milwaukee Bucks. He was chosen for the league's All-Star game while with the Bucks. His past coaching positions include head coaching assignments with the Gainesville Knights of the WBA and Albany Pontiacs of the CBA. At the collegiate level he was head coach of the women's basketball team at Indiana/Purdue-Indianapolis for five years and an assistant for current Nebraska Coach Barry Collier at Butler University for three years.

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