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Brian Shaw to interview to be Pacers assistant coach

Jun 20, 2011, 10:07 AM EDT

Brian Shaw

Just a few years back, Brian Shaw got the chance to interview to be the head coach of the Indiana Pacers. Didn’t work out, they went with Jim O’Brien instead.

Now, Shaw is back in Indiana interviewing, but this time to be the lead assistant for Frank Vogel.

That’s what Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star tweeted. Shaw will meet with Vogel and Larry Bird about the position.

Shaw has been the lead assistant for Phil Jackson the last two years in Los Angeles and has been on the staff there since 2004 (he worked as a scout for the team for a couple years before moving to the bench). He has been knocking on the door of getting a head coaching job for years, interviewing a lot of places but never being the guy who gets the job.

Shaw could be a good fit, he brings a new perspective and some quality playoff experience to Vogel’s staff. Shaw was well liked by Lakers players — Kobe Bryant and others pushed for him to get the Lakers coaching job but Jim Buss wanted to rid the organization of all things Jackson.

  1. cosanostra71 - Jun 20, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    I’m still very disappointed the Lakers didn’t hire him.

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