Brian Shaw is reportedly meeting with the front office of the Brooklyn Nets, an interview that could leave Shaw with the teams head coaching position.
While Lionel Hollins is still believed to be in the running, Yahoo! Sports recently posted the following notice:
“Nets president Billy King is expected to meet with Shaw shortly to discuss the job and an offer could be forthcoming… Pacers officials say that King has done an inordinate amount of research on Shaw over the past several weeks. Pacers president Donnie Walsh worked with King years ago with Indiana and has kept a close relationship with him.
The publication notes that Memphis Grizzlies Lionel Hollins is still being considered.
The Brooklyn Nets managed to win 49 regular-season games but lost to the Chicago Bulls in the first-round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Nets management believes they need a coach who can bring a sense of “toughness” to the Nets, and they believe Brian Shaw is that coach.
Brian Shaw has served as the Indiana Pacers’ top assistant for the past two years. Before his time with the Pacers, he was on staff with Phil Jackson and the Los Angele Lakers.
Philly.com reported on Wednesday that Shaw was also preparing to interview with the Los Angeles Clippers. Shaw is believed to be the first choice for the Clippers, a choice that could lead to a hard decision for Shaw after he interviews with the Brooklyn Nets.
Given his ties to Los Angeles, some publications believe that Brian Shaw is only interviewing with the Brooklyn Nets so he can gain an upper hand in his negotiations with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Do you think Brian Shaw is a better fit with the Brooklyn Nets or the Los Angeles Clippers?