Brooklyn Nets Eyeing Former Laker Shaw For Head Coach
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BROOKLYN (CBSLA.com) — Former Laker and current Indiana Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw is being considered for the head coach position of the Brooklyn Nets, NBA coaching sources have told ESPN’s Marc Stein and Chris Broussard.
The Nets are looking to replace P.J. Carlesimo, despite a 49-33 record and a playoff berth.
Now that the Pacers were eliminated by the Miami Heat in Game 7 on Monday night, the Nets are expected to seek permission to interview Shaw.
Brooklyn has also requested permission to interview Memphis’ Lionel Hollins, and have contacted former Magic head coach Jeff Van Gundy, according to ESPN.
Shaw, who most recent played in 2003 with the Lakers, was a favorite among many Laker fans for the head coaching position prior to the hiring of Mike Brown, and again before the hiring of Mike D’Antoni.
Shaw played in 943 games in his career. He won three NBA championships as a player in Los Angeles, and two more as an assistant coach.