January 18, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Indiana Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw watches from the bench during the fourth quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Power Balance Pavilion. The Kings defeated the Pacers 92-88. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
Sam Amick of SI.com reports that the Charlotte Bobcats are rounding up candidates for their open head coaching position and have asked permission to speak with Indiana Pacers associate head coach, Brian Shaw.
Source tells SI.com that Charlotte has requested permission to speak with Indiana assistant Brian Shaw regarding its head-coaching vacancy. Yet Shaw prefers to hold off for the time being and focus on the playoffs, so no interview has been scheduled. Also, a source confirms a Yahoo! report that Golden State assistant Michael Malone will interview for the Charlotte job on Tuesday.
There is no doubt that Shaw's name will be tied to most if not all coaching openings around the NBA until he lands a gig. I'd selfishly love to see him hold on for one more year and remain with the Pacers because he will be missed around the Fieldhouse but the guy deserves a top job in this league, so hopefully he finds the right fit sooner rather than later.