Brooklyn Nets to Interview Brian Shaw for Coaching Position

by June 06, 2013

Brian Shaw — hot prospect that he is — will reportedly meet with the Brooklyn Nets about their head coaching position, and may get a job offer (though Lionel Hollins may or may not still be in the running as well.) Per Yahoo! Sports: “Nets president Billy King is expected to meet with Shaw shortly to discuss the job and an offer could be forthcoming, sources said. 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. Memphis coach Lionel Hollins is also under consideration for the Nets job. The Nets won 49 regular-season games and lost in seven games to the Chicago Bulls in the first-round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Nets believe they need a coach to help instill toughness in their team. Shaw has been the Pacers’ top assistant the past two years after spending seven years on Phil Jackson’s staff with the Los Angeles Lakers.”