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Two frontrunners to take over in Philly

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06:57 AM ET 04.25 | The Sixers appear to be on the verge of going from a veteran NBA coach nearing retirement to a guy getting his first shot as a head coach. According to sources, Golden State Warriors assistant coach Mike Malone is high on the Sixers' list to replace Collins as head coach, as is Indiana Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw. ... By all accounts the Sixers are looking for the next up-and-coming basketball mind. They are looking for a guy who is sitting next to a head coach currently and making him better because of his own talents. Hence Malone. And like Malone, the 47-year-old Shaw has interviewed for past head coaching positions, most notably the Lakers job two years ago that went to [Mike Brown].

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April 25, 2013  07:38 AM ET

I guess Shaw is not an option in LA at all. Shaw would do well in Philly. He has enough experience from being an assistant to great and good coaches.

April 25, 2013  08:28 AM ET
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I guess Shaw is not an option in LA at all. Shaw would do well in Philly. He has enough experience from being an assistant to great and good coaches.

Shaw would do better to wait on a 'real' opportunity. This is a 'one and done' chance. He can't possibly be successful in Philadelphia, and after being fired, his head coaching career is over.

April 25, 2013  08:53 AM ET
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Shaw would do better to wait on a 'real' opportunity. This is a 'one and done' chance. He can't possibly be successful in Philadelphia, and after being fired, his head coaching career is over.

He has to start somewhere and this could be the best situation right now. He had been turned down on some other HC job already.

April 25, 2013  09:11 AM ET

You Will Need More Than Brotherly Love, Bros.

April 25, 2013  09:11 AM ET
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Shaw would do better to wait on a 'real' opportunity. This is a 'one and done' chance. He can't possibly be successful in Philadelphia, and after being fired, his head coaching career is over.

True. What you do on your first head coaching job can make or break you. Philly may very well break him.

April 25, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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He has to start somewhere and this could be the best situation right now. He had been turned down on some other HC job already.

The Wolves might soon have an opening. So will the Hawks.
Depending on how the first round goes, the Nets job might become open as well.

Better to wait and watch.

April 25, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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The Wolves might soon have an opening. So will the Hawks.Depending on how the first round goes, the Nets job might become open as well.Better to wait and watch.

Grizzlies too.

April 25, 2013  09:39 AM ET

Shaw is it finally your turn?

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April 25, 2013  09:47 AM ET
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not a fan of shaw- I think that guys who have been assistants and aren't given an opportunity to be a HC- like shaw, ewing...there usually is a reason behind it.(although it took Tibbs a lifetime and he might be the best coach in the league)

Pops, Spo, and Carlisle were assistants for awhile also. Even Phil was an assistant

April 25, 2013  09:58 AM ET
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not a fan of shaw-I think that guys who have been assistants and aren't given an opportunity to be a HC- like shaw, ewing...there usually is a reason behind it.(although it took Tibbs a lifetime and he might be the best coach in the league)

Yeah I can't say whether I am fan or not of Shaw. I don't know his role on the Pacers, is he a X's and O's guy for offense or defense. Is he a motivator, without knowing that I can't say is he a fit. If he can bring what he learned from Indy's defense, motivation techniques from Phil, dealing with ego's etc. Bring him in for an interview. My thinking is the Warriors assistant coach is the X's and O's guy. Jackson seems more like a motivation speaker which players needs but he knows his basketball from being a PG for all those years. Sixers need talent developers for young players and X's and O's guys

April 25, 2013  09:59 AM ET
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You Will Need More Than Brotherly Love, Bros.

True indeed Jack, true indeed lol

April 25, 2013  10:09 AM ET

Stan Van Gundy says Philadelphia is one of 3 teams no ex-coach will touch. (Cleveland and Detroit being the others) and may I add Charlotte. This job is a career killer. The front office mortgaged the future for Bynum. Noone is going to be successful for a long time in Philly. T

April 25, 2013  10:17 AM ET

I almost agree. The Bynum deal set us back 2 years instead of making us playoff worthy this year. I honestly don't want Stan Van Gundy either. We need a coach to develop the young players and then the next coach to take us back to playoffs. The East is changing fast

April 25, 2013  10:54 AM ET
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Shaw would do better to wait on a 'real' opportunity. This is a 'one and done' chance. He can't possibly be successful in Philadelphia, and after being fired, his head coaching career is over.

Disagree,, at some point he has to show what he can do with a team. Philly could look a whole lot better if Bynum ever plays

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April 25, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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You Will Need More Than Brotherly Love, Bros.

He should of taken the spot after Phil Jackson. Lakers went wrong route searching for a coach when they had one in house ready to take over.

April 25, 2013  11:07 AM ET
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99.9 % are assistants....at some point- obviouslyThere is a differnece in being a career assistant without getting a chance to be a HC

So why pass up the job?

April 25, 2013  11:08 AM ET
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99.9 % are assistants....at some point- obviouslyThere is a differnece in being a career assistant without getting a chance to be a HC

Like the great Buffalo Braves/L.A. Lakers Bob McAdoo

 
April 25, 2013  11:09 AM ET
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I almost agree. The Bynum deal set us back 2 years instead of making us playoff worthy this year. I honestly don't want Stan Van Gundy either. We need a coach to develop the young players and then the next coach to take us back to playoffs. The East is changing fast

Stan would be a good fit for the sixers but would like to see him coach out west for ome reason. A change of Conference sometimes helps

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