Shannon Brown will opt out of his contract as per his agent
Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:46 AM
Shaw left Los Angeles on Monday morning for a flight to Cleveland to meet with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and General Manager Chris Grant, said two sources with knowledge of the situation, who were not authorized to speak.
Shaw was scheduled to have face-to-face discussions with Gilbert and Grant on Monday night and Tuesday about replacing Mike Brown as coach of the Cavaliers, the two sources said.
Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said last Thursday that he did "grant permission" for Cleveland to speak with Shaw, who had a telephone interview with Cavaliers representatives last week.
Shaw, 43, a Lakers assistant coach the last five seasons, probably also would be a candidate to replace Lakers Coach Phil Jackson if he retires.
But right now, Shaw has his eyes set on trying to become coach of the Cavaliers, both sources said.
It has been reported that LeBron James has a strong interest in the triangle offense, something in which Shaw is well-versed because of his four years as a player who won three titles with the Lakers from 2000-2002. James is expected to become a free agent July 1, and there is no guarantee he'll return to the Cavaliers next season, even if Shaw lands the job.
As for Brown, the 6-4 reserve guard will opt out of the final year of his two-year, $4.139-million contract by the June 30 deadline, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, said Sunday.
"My guess is he's probably going to become a free agent," Bartelstein said.
Brown signed the two-year, "biannual exception" last year with the Lakers. He made $1.990 million last season and was due to make $2.149 million next season.
The Lakers own his "early bird" rights and could sign him for up to five years and as high as the mid-level exception; the current mid-level exception pays $5.8 million in the first year.
Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:11 PM
Kobe occasionally has bad shooting nights. - Nanizm
just change the coach!!! and the team will win a championship this season and next - kenjam89mb
“Anybody who counts us out is challenged,” Bryant said. “They’re mentally challenged. - Kobe Bryant
If kobe's shooting is our biggest concern going into the playoffs, we will be fine!!! he'll snap out of it! - angrykobefan
“It’s definitely going to be fun for me because I just get to catch and shoot.” - Kobe Bryant
-And If you don't think KOBE won't light it up in the GOLD MEDAL game you don't know KOBE. - lordoftherings.
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 09:03 PM
i agree, we've seen the free agent list. Brown would be way way down anyone's list if at all.
Posted 29 June 2010 - 10:12 PM
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