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07:08 AM ET 05.15 | Indiana Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw may soon have a bigger gig in a bigger market. [Shaw] has been contacted by the Detroit Pistons to interview for the team's head coaching job, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The source also said Shaw has been contacted by the New Jersey Nets. Shaw has significant ties to Phil Jackson, the Hall of Fame coach recently consulted by the Pistons regarding their head coaching job. Shaw played with the Los Angeles Lakers from 1999-2003, winning three championships during that span. He also was an assistant coach under Rudy Tomjanovich, Frank Hamblen and then Jackson in Los Angeles from 2004-2011. The Lakers won championships in 2009 and 2010.

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May 15, 2013  08:35 AM ET

The Nyets HC job would be nice.

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May 15, 2013  09:04 AM ET

Larry Brown would be the right choice. FM my story later.

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May 15, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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Sometimes he has already been under contract so he wasn't available. We won't know how good he will be until he gets his first opportunity. My personal opinion is that he never struck me as a guy with a lot of fire. I'm not sure he will be a motivator type coach. Maybe he will be a surprise though and be the next Phil Jackson.

One think we do know is his poise, his experience under Phil, and a high basketball IQ. He might not be the personnel motivator like Phil, but that's something he can develop over time.

Given the lack of depth available at the HC position, Shaw might not be a bad choice for a rebuilding team. But for a win-now team like the Nets, this is a poor choice.

May 15, 2013  10:54 AM ET
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I think if shaw was going to be a good HC, he would've gotten a job already...he's had alot of job openings that he was passed over for. There has to be a reason

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May 15, 2013  11:08 AM ET

If he goes to Detroit over Brooklyn it would have to be Phil Jackson talking him into it.

May 15, 2013  01:26 PM ET
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I think if shaw was going to be a good HC, he would've gotten a job already...he's had alot of job openings that he was passed over for. There has to be a reason

The reason is NBA franchises like to give retreads a try before taking a chance on an unproven coach.

Shaw will be an excellent hire for whichever team is smart enough to get him, and it'll be unfortunate for my Pacers to see him go.

May 15, 2013  06:11 PM ET

Can B. Shaw clean up the mess in Motown in Year 1?

 
May 16, 2013  07:24 PM ET

Neither of those jobs is good. The Nets are capped out and have huge holes to fill. They liken themselves a contender but they have to do some wheeling and dealing to get to that point. The Nets players seem to need a reality check. The pistons have some young talent but Dumars seems to be spinning his wheels. See how the chips fall in LA. If he has to take one of those jobs he should go to Detroit. they have less talent but they have a lot of young guys including 2 young big men.

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