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Report: Brian Shaw is guy Nuggets want… do we sense a bidding war?

Jun 7, 2013, 10:08 PM EDT

Brian Shaw AP

We know that the Los Angeles Clippers have Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw near the top of their list — he may be untested but he brings some Lakers rings cache to the team always in the shadows in that city. Shaw is also reportedly the top target of the Brooklyn Nets, a team with the advantage of being able to write big checks.

We told you earlier today Shaw was in the mix with the Nuggets also, now the reliable Sam Amick of the USA Today says Shaw may be the main target in Denver.

Denver, meanwhile, will focus on Hollins or Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw as possible replacements. There are indications that Shaw is leading that race, as the Nuggets see Shaw as a rising star in the coaching ranks who could help their young team grow.

The guy with the leverage is going to be the guy getting the bigger check and the longer contract, and that sounds more and more like Shaw.

The Nets, Nuggets and Clippers are all teams that were top four seeds in the playoffs last season with room for improvement (particularly the Clippers and Nuggets). Any of those are potentially good landing spots. Plus, once you get your first NBA coaching job you seem to end up on the carousel when it is time to move on.

Looks like the very deserving Shaw is finally going to get a seat on the ride.

  1. 2bemoore43 - Jun 7, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    C’mon Mitch,
    PLEASE call JSloan…. immediately

    • rushbacker - Jun 7, 2013 at 11:34 PM

      Dude, no one cares.

  2. adoombray - Jun 7, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    This has nothing to do with the Lakers, or Jerry Sloan, or the coach the Lakers aren’t firing because Fredo Buss can’t afford to mulligan on the coach he hired for his 39 year old oft injured point guard.

    This is why people hate Lakers fans, it’s not always about you guys.

  3. badintent - Jun 7, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    I would like to see Shaw get the Denver job. For a first time head coach, it’s better to start in a small market. Way less stress and fans tend to be much more patient to allow for a second year and team growth.Brooklyn is in NYC and even playing second fiddle to Knicks would bring the NY press mess. LA, the drama circus that never sleeps. So Denver is what I as his agent would advise if he got a decent offer. Good luck to Brian.

  4. rushbacker - Jun 7, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    If it’s about a bidding war, he’s going to Brooklyn. Neither Kroenke nor Sterling is going to out-bid Prokhorov. If it’s more about basketball, he’ll choose the Nugs or Clips.

  5. money2long - Jun 7, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    i remember kobe told the lakers he thought shaw was the guy for the job. they should’ve listened to the mamba

  6. lakerade - Jun 8, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    What a great dilemma for Bshaw, long overdue.

    Nets – will a veteran team awaken w his fresh energy?

    Nuggets – great chance to grow up with a young team in another small market but what’s the ceiling?

    Clips – why you gotta do me like that, Bshaw! This would be a great fit, I hate it.

    • denverhoopdreams - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:10 AM

      I agree with the Net’s comment, a veteran team with a guy like Shaw COULD thrive.

      Clips comment was just general Laker fan babble then some praise that it would be a good fit… okay.

      Now, my question is, what do you mean, “whats the ceiling?” in Denver?

      You’ve watched Denver play, right? You know how young Denver is, right?

      That’s all I have to say. You should know the ceiling is pretty high if you’re even close to a avid bball fan.

  7. fraudguy - Jun 8, 2013 at 2:51 AM

    Brian Shaw has some hidden rings from the Lakers? I don’t think those count as real championship rings unless you win the games.

  8. hungryhungryhibbert - Jun 8, 2013 at 3:22 AM

    If you’re a coach and win or if you’re a player who wins or some one who rides the bench,mother all got more rings then you or I, assuming they have at least one, which shaw def has, please stay a PACER

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