Lakers Rumors: Brian Shaw Not Interested In Head Coaching Vacancy

Lakers Rumors: Brian Shaw Not Interested In Head Coaching Vacancy


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Right after the news broke about Mike D’Antoni’s resignation as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, numerous coaching candidates surfaced.

Some of the coaches rumored as potential candidates were George Karl, Tom Thibodeau, and UConn’s Kevin Ollie. Along with the several rumored names mentioned to coach the Lakers, University of Kentucky’s John Calipari, tweeted out his disinterest to leave the University.

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With Calipari’s committed to stay with the Wildcats, another head coach has made it known that he has no intention to leave his team behind either. According to Christopher Dempsey of the Denver Post, Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw, has no plans to leave Denver:

I don’t have a take on the L.A. situation or the New York situation. I have a job here in Denver that I’m happy with. Though the season didn’t turn out how any of us would have liked, I’m happy where I am and I’m looking forward to coaching a full complement of healthy players. I’m not interested in doing anything than what I’m doing now.

During his time with the Lakers, Shaw was an assistant coach during their back-to-back championship runs from 2009-2010. He was also considered for the Lakers head coaching job following Phil Jackson’s departure as head coach, but was ultimately passed over in favor of Mike Brown.

As Shaw plans to stay with his team, it was also recently reported that the Lakers believe TNT analyst Steve Kerr, who was rumored to be on the team’s radar, is too far along in the process of joining the New York Knicks.

With the Lakers focused on the upcoming 2014 NBA draft, the team likely won’t make a decision on a new head coach for quite some time, but Shaw likely won’t be on the list of potential candidates.
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  • Lakers Rebuilding

    Shaw is a good coach but I don’t see the Lakers bringing back the triangle offense with him coaching. I think they need a defensive coach like hollins or shaw maybe thibedou too but mainly they just a good defensive coach that has a good system that can lead them to success. But most importantly makes sure Kobe ACTUALLY wants him there vand doesn’t piss him off.

    • !@#$KB24

      LAL fans are moron. who da heck care how kobe feel? He is a self-centered hypocrite jack*ss. Wasn’t he the one that lobbied MDA to be hired and now he got him fired? It would have been nice if MDA would have decided to come back just so he could piss off KB and dissuade Pau from resigning. That way KB could demand a trade but then no one would want him. The team could have started the rebuilding process without KB and Pau this year but that ridiculous KB24 contract extension did not make sense. Pau – please go away.

      • MIKE JEKS

        hahahaha.. wtf are you yappin about

  • independentbynature

    NO WAY Jimmy would hire him,anyway and Shaw knows it.He’s too close to PJ and that’s why he wasn’t even considered last time.Jimmy’s sure not gonna admit to that mistake.Shaw would probably rather tell Jimmy to “Take this job and shove it.”Just a little country western humor there,folks.

  • Sylvia Ross

    II don’t blame Brian, had the Lakers wanted him they would have talked to him before they hired pringles. So glad Brian, is happy and I wish him the best in Denver. Brian, has that Laker PrIde going on!!

    • independentbynature

      Our friend Hook is back again Sylvia.He posted on Lakers Roundtable about how Pringles was the best coach the Lakers could have..I thought he would be too embarrassed.Apparently,he has no shame to his game.LOL.

  • jameskatt

    I’ll second Byron Scott as the top choice for Lakers Coach. He is part of the family. He knows how to win. He is an NBA Player Champion. And he has had enough experience, wins and failures to have matured as a coach.

  • DOC4DaLakeshow

    Id rather see scott hoiberg or snyder although hollins is best among experienced coaches