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07:22 AM ET 12.03 | Brian Shaw had just enough time think about how Brooklyn might be his next basketball home -- but little more. The Nets had extended an invitation for a second interview for the vacant head coaching job, and Shaw, then an assistant with the Indiana Pacers, accepted. The buzz was he was a top candidate for the position. He boarded a plane from Indiana bound for Brooklyn. But when he arrived, everything had changed. He had gone from candidate to runner-up in the short span of a flight, and he wasn't fully aware of his altered status until he dropped his bags down in the hotel. "When I first interviewed, (Nets general manager) Billy King said he was going to hire Jason (Kidd) or me," said Shaw. ... "It was close until I got off the plane, got to my hotel and read that they were reaching an agreement with him, before I even did my interview."

The Denver Post

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December 3, 2013  08:25 AM ET

Dodged a bullet, Brian. Good on you.

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December 3, 2013  08:43 AM ET

God is watching over you. Doing a great job w/ the Nuggets. Keep proving the doubters wrong! Too bad for the Lakers, they didn't wan him also. Would have been good for the Lakers...

December 3, 2013  09:00 AM ET
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...Too bad for the Lakers, they didn't wan him also. Would have been good for the Lakers...

This!

December 3, 2013  09:15 AM ET

He maybe thinking, wow; dodge a bullet! Denver is doing fine.

December 3, 2013  09:20 AM ET

Couldn't have done much worse than Kidd.

December 3, 2013  09:31 AM ET

Count Your Blessings, Bro.

December 3, 2013  09:32 AM ET

Count Your Blessings, Bro.

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December 3, 2013  09:50 AM ET

Shaw had it locked up until Kidd sprung his soda-spilling plan on King. That changed everything.

December 3, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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I truly don't think anyone cares

Nope. NOBODY.

December 3, 2013  11:45 AM ET
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I truly don't think anyone cares

I don't know about that. Look at his record and JKidd's and let's face it Brooklyn's got better talent than Denver but their rocords are poles apart. So it's Brooklyn's loss.

But then since no one knows what effect the city will have on any coach you get partial credit. It's really sad to see Nets plummet to Knicks territory.

December 3, 2013  12:46 PM ET
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I don't know about that. Look at his record and JKidd's and let's face it Brooklyn's got better talent than Denver but their rocords are poles apart. So it's Brooklyn's loss.But then since no one knows what effect the city will have on any coach you get partial credit. It's really sad to see Nets plummet to Knicks territory.

The only difference between the Nets and the Knicks in this respect is that the Knicks plummet is largley a surprise. For anyone who has been paying attention, the same cannot be said for the Nets.

December 3, 2013  03:38 PM ET
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The only difference between the Nets and the Knicks in this respect is that the Knicks plummet is largley a surprise. For anyone who has been paying attention, the same cannot be said for the Nets.

Well... going into the season Nets were projected to be better than Knicks. It was

- Miami
- Indiana
- Chicago
- Brooklyn
- New York
- Washington
- Cleveland
- Atlanta

December 3, 2013  04:32 PM ET
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Did you just agree with GB?

When he's right, he's right...

 
December 10, 2013  12:41 AM ET

he should have been kept in LA (lakers) , but.......................................

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