NCAA Basketball

Charlotte fires coach, ex-NBA star Price

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte 49ers fired men's basketball coach Mark Price on Thursday.

The school announced that Price was released from his contract effective immediately. Assistant coach Houston Fancher, who has 12 years of head coaching experience, will serve as the 49ers interim head coach.

The 53-year-old Price, who was a four-time NBA All-Star guard, was in his third season with the 49ers and had a 30-42 record overall. He was 16-20 in Conference USA play.

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