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Report: Brian Shaw to get second interview with Clippers; team focuses on him, Hollins

Jun 17, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT

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While the talks to bring Doc Rivers in as coach of the Clippers — along with players Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in a massive trade — are not dead, they are stalled out and on life support.

So the Clippers are moving forward — they are going to bring in Brian Shaw for a second interview in the next 48 hours, reports Sam Amick of the USA Today.

While the Rivers drama plays out on one track, it’s Shaw and Lionel Hollins on the other.

Shaw was reportedly the preference of management but Hollins came in and crushed the interview process, according to reports.

The Rivers deal feels very stalled out — I still think Rivers, Garnett and Pierce will be back in Boston next season for one more run. But everyone is waiting for someone else to make the first move. If GM Danny Ainge doesn’t let Rivers out of his contract and doesn’t buyout Pierce, expect KG to come back as well. Ainge can make this happen if he wants to.

With all that in the background, the Clippers are not waiting around to see what the Celtics decide.

  1. mysterious - Jun 17, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    If the Clippers actually made a reasonable offer it would be done. Jordan for KG + Rivers is grand freakin larceny. Jordan is a complete fraud. Don’t want to touch that guy with a 50 ft pole.

  2. 00maltliquor - Jun 17, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Honestly, I don’t think either coach would be a great fit for the Clippers if they plan on bringing back Paul. Hollins is a slowed down, half-court offense coach and Shaw runs a triangle set. With the team they have they should get someone to fit their style if they want to keep CP3 happy. Otherwise that’s the way you get your head coach fired within 2.5 years.

    • 4thquartermagic - Jun 17, 2013 at 3:01 PM

      Misconception about Shaw is he’s “one system” guy.
      Dude has studied/coached multiple systems.

      • 00maltliquor - Jun 17, 2013 at 11:07 PM

        We’ll then we shall see what he does when he finally gets a gig. Then we’ll talk.

  3. mat9844 - Jun 17, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    The Rivers deal was never going to happen. CP3 and Blake are the heart & soul of the Clippers. Just keep them in place and get a good coach to guide the team and we’re back in the business of winning.

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