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Report: Bobcats coaching search down to Sloan, Snyder, Shaw

Jun 12, 2012, 12:59 AM EDT

Phil Jackson, Brian Shaw AP

And then there were three.

Charlotte cast a wide net looking for their next coach but that list is now apparently down to three, according to Rick Bonnell at the Charlotte Observer (ESPN broke the story).

The Charlotte Bobcats have narrowed their coaching search to three candidates: Former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan, Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw and Los Angeles Lakers assistant Quin Snyder, an NBA source confirmed Monday night.

Each of those men will come in for a second interview with owner Michael Jordan.

Not that Jordan and Jerry Sloan need much of an introduction — Sloan was the long-time coach of the Utah Jazz that took the John Stockton/Karl Malone teams to the finals only to run into Jordan’s Bulls. Sloan is an old-school, hard-a** coach who will instill discipline in the team. But at age 70 is he the right guy for a rebuilding project?

Brian Shaw is one of the top assistants in the game, having been the right hand man of Phil Jackson and this past season Frank Vogel in Indiana. Shaw is also a former player who can pull out one of his three rings from the Shaq/Kobe Lakers and impress the young players. With Shaw coming out of the Jackson coaching tree and Jordan having won under Jackson, you might see them try to become a triangle team if Shaw is hired.

Snyder is the lead assistant coach to Mike Brown with the Los Angeles Lakers right now and is considered his offense guy. He’s the unexpected guy at the dance.

If I were a better man, I would be betting on Shaw. Which is reportedly who people in Orlando like as well, but they need to move quickly. Shaw is in demand.

  1. mungman69 - Jun 12, 2012 at 2:52 AM

    Who would want to coach this mess. Anything for a buck.

  2. thacloser86 - Jun 12, 2012 at 4:16 AM

    It’s basketball you idiot its a coachable game

  3. istillbelieveinblue - Jun 12, 2012 at 7:59 AM

    Shaw will be missed in Indiana.

  4. mungman69 - Jun 12, 2012 at 8:14 AM

    Thacloser86: Since you’re so smart tell us how you would coach the Bobcats to the championship. We can’t wait to read your plan.

  5. ncarolinarn7 - Jun 12, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    If Sloan was a few years younger he’d be my pick no question. I would still might pick him if he was medically sound. Synder? Really? Shaw will probably get it.

  6. cosanostra71 - Jun 12, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    I hope Quin Snyder gets it! He went to and played at my high school before going to Duke!

  7. missouriman4ever - Jun 12, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    If this is the same Quin Snyder that coached at Missouri then Charlotte fans better pray for Sloan or Shaw

  8. drunkenjunk - Jun 12, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Nothing against Shaw, I think he’ll be a great coach. That being said Sloan has to be the choice. He’s what this team needs. I can’t believe Snyder is even being considered.

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