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Nets want Brian Shaw so badly, they won’t pursue George Karl

Jun 6, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT

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George Karl’s firing has certainly changed the coaching landscape, but not for one team. The Nets remain steadfast in their pursuit of Brian Shaw, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

Shaw reportedly wants the Clippers’ opening, and he might even prefer Denver to Brooklyn, too. But if the Nets want him as badly as it seems – and we can guess Mikhail Prokhorov will make a big offer – that might be hard to turn down just for a chance at one of other two jobs.

  1. davidly - Jun 6, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    So one of the hottest commodities in the league is a guy the Lakers let walk, and they’re still not interested even though it is going to cost them another future commodity. Say what you want about LA rebuilding or whatever, but don’t tell me they seriously have dollars and cents in mind.

    • asimonetti88 - Jun 6, 2013 at 4:47 PM

      They don’t. They have a huge TV contract that basically pays the payroll itself. The reason they aren’t interested in Shaw is philosophical, not monetary. In my opinion, their philosophical reasons are stupid, but it is what it is.

      I think that Shaw would be a better fit for Denver than he would the Nets or Clippers. I’m not sure how wedded to the triangle offense he is, but I think that would be a great fit with the Nuggets’ roster. We’ll see what he does however.

  2. deanlinares - Jun 6, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Best bet would be going to the Western Conference. Miami owns the East and they will for years to come.

  3. 4thquartermagic - Jun 6, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Considering the salary cap hell the Nets will be in 2015. I doubt anyone wants to be the longterm solution in Brooklyn.

    • billbadguy - Jun 7, 2013 at 9:13 AM

      Phil Jackson said about the Nets, “it’s the best job ought their”, but I doubt he knows as much about it as you 4th

    • Kevin S. - Jun 7, 2013 at 2:38 PM

      In 2015-16, the Nets will have about $80 million in expiring contracts. That’s not hell. They’re locked in on this team for the next three years. It’s not a good enough team to win it all, but it’s a good enough team to have home court in the first round most years, and they’ll probably get deeper into the playoffs with a competent coach.

  4. anhdazman - Jun 6, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Lakers ownership wanted to distant themselves from Phil Jackson after he left town. They even had a chance at Jackson with the early season firing, but chose another direction. I highly doubt they turn to Shaw who is going to run almost the exact same system that Jackson taught him.

  5. sportsnut101 - Jun 6, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Shaw could bring triangle off there. Problem is def n joe Johnson 4 for 12 nights

  6. mogogo1 - Jun 7, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    Lakers owner wants to prove he’s not his father. The right roster will benefit from that hubris by getting Shaw. Not sure the Nets are that roster, though. Don’t see them running the triangle or guys putting team before themselves.

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