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06:56 AM ET 04.29 | When it comes to breaking into the head coaching ranks, former Sixers assistant and current Pacers head man Frank Vogel knows what it's like to be an underdog. "I think if you don't have a big name, I think it is tough to win some of these jobs that could be open," Vogel said. ... Sitting on Vogel's bench is an up-and-comer in Brian Shaw. And an up-and-comer is exactly what the Sixers' front office is interested in. The Sixers, according to a source, have contacted the Pacers' associate head coach about their vacant head-coaching position. Because the Pacers are in the playoffs, Shaw will interview for the position when the time is appropriate. Shaw, 47, played 14 years in the NBA with 12 playoff appearances.

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April 29, 2013  08:23 AM ET

I hope he gets the job. We'll see what he can do as a head coach. They do have some pieces there.

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April 29, 2013  08:57 AM ET

Be Careful What You Wish For, Bro.

April 29, 2013  11:13 AM ET

He's turned down offers from Orlando and Charlotte in the past. My gut tells me that if he gets the opportunity in Philly he'll take it...

April 29, 2013  11:43 AM ET
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He's turned down offers from Orlando and Charlotte in the past. My gut tells me that if he gets the opportunity in Philly he'll take it...

Is Philly really that great of an opportunity? Sure, they've got some decent talent like Jrue, but they got fleeced in the Bynum trade and nobody knows if he's even going to ever play a game in a 76er's uniform. I don't think Shaw bites on this one.

April 29, 2013  12:18 PM ET
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Is Philly really that great of an opportunity? Sure, they've got some decent talent like Jrue, but they got fleeced in the Bynum trade and nobody knows if he's even going to ever play a game in a 76er's uniform. I don't think Shaw bites on this one.

Shaw will eventually have to take what he get to be a head coach. I am more interested in how is as a motivator or is he an X's and O's guy. Can he bring in Vogel's defense principles to the Sixers?

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April 29, 2013  12:35 PM ET

Coaches fall in those categories but you need the players capable of working in a system. From there the management brings in players that fit their system. I don't like the Sixers plays that Collins ran. I prefer if he has shown to help develop talent because we will have a string of young players.

April 29, 2013  01:19 PM ET

Good luck. You're going to need it.

April 29, 2013  02:15 PM ET

Turned down other jobs but they are small market. Philly is a large market and a storied franchise in the league mostly for losing but none the less. He should take it if he can.

 
May 1, 2013  11:19 AM ET

He should fit well in Philly and he also knows Bynum well.

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