Following the Indiana Pacers exit from the playoffs last week, associate head coach Brian Shaw is now available to talk to suitors about landing his first head coaching job in the NBA. Shaw was left out in the cold last summer after planning on succeeding Phil Jackson to take over the Los Angeles Lakers job. When the Lakers went in another direction, Frank Vogel was able to talk Shaw into joining him with the Pacers.
Shaw lived up to his billing as one of the best assistant coaches in the league and he is definitely ready to take the step over the the head chair. ESPN.com reports that Shaw will talk with the Charlotte Bobcats about their vacancy.
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of setting up an interview with Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw, perhaps as soon as next week. They also plan to meet with Los Angeles Lakers assistant Quin Snyder in Chicago before the NBA pre-draft camp the first week in June, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard.
The Bobcats job is no lock for Shaw, considering they have Jerry Sloan and Nate McMillan among the candidates in the mix for the job. Shaw is also expected to get strong consideration from the Orlando Magic as teams look to shore up their coaching situations to fully prepare for the NBA draft and offseason moves.