In a move that surprises absolutely nobody the Detroit Pistons have contacted Pacers Assistant Brian Shaw to interview for their vacant head coaching position. Shaw was a longtime assistant under Phil Jackson and it was assumed he was on the Zen Master’s short list to fill the Pistons position.
Brain Shaw is arguably the most sought after head coaching candidate this offseason. Because of his year with Jackson and his recent success with the Pacers, Shaw has made his way on to many organizations short list. Organizations like The New York Knicks, The Brooklyn Nets, LA Lakers, Toronto Rapters and LA Clippers are all rumored to have interest in the former Laker’s and current Pacer’s assistant.
Brian Shaw is the latest in long list of coaching candidates who have been contacted by Joe Dumars and company. Despite the Detroit Pistons denial of a front-runner, Fansided.com reported today that Nate McMillan is the pole position for the head mans seat. The Pistons contacting Brian Shaw is an interesting development and proves that no one knows what direction the Pistons are looking in.
The clock is ticking as key dates in the NBA offseason are approaching. So the Pistons need to make a decision soon if the new head coach is to have any influence on the draft or free agency. The NBA combine begins tomorrow in Chicago and the NBA Draft will follow on June 27th. It would be in the Pistons best interest to have a choice made before the draft. Because if they are targeting Shaw or McMillan it is likely they will be off the market by then.
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