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Shaw a candidate for Warriors job?

Posted on: May 13, 2011 11:36 am
Edited on: May 13, 2011 11:37 am
 
Posted by Royce Young

Lakers assistant Brian Shaw might be getting a head coaching position. Just not the one everyone expected.

Shaw has been granted permission to speak with the Warriors about their opening, according to the Los Angeles Times. Also given permission is another Laker assisatant Chuck Person.

The Warriors opening is a result of the team not extending coach Keith Smart after the season concluded.

Shaw has become a leading candidate to replace Phil Jackson as the Lakers new head coach, but that's no guarantee as the Lakers are interesting in exploring a number of options. Shaw has also been granted permission to interview with the Rockets as well.

Shaw, 45, interviewed for the Cavaliers job last season, but he turned it down and returned to the Lakers. Shaw is a former Laker, playing on championship teams in 2000, 2001 and 2002. He was also an assistant for the team during the 2009 and 2010 title campaigns.
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Since: Apr 28, 2011
Posted on: May 14, 2011 6:39 pm
 

Shaw a candidate for Warriors job?

Dwane Casey or Brian Shaw are the best fits for the Warriors out of the names being bandied about.    I still would like to see them at least TALK to Lorenzo Romar and Bill Laimbeer though.    Anybody but please NO Lawrence Frank or Mike Brown paleeese.     



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: May 14, 2011 2:22 pm
 

Shaw a candidate for Warriors job?

What seems to be lost in these comments is Shaw is a local boy. He grew up in the East Bay and went to Bishop O Dowd highschool.

Oaktown Quinn-

You are correct, Brian not only grew up in Oakland, he still has a house in the Oakland hills...Hopefully this gives us an edge...I think the Warriors should have kept Smart, but I think Brian Shaw will be a good coach. I hope we get him.



Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: May 14, 2011 12:24 pm
 

Shaw a candidate for Warriors job?

The Lakers should hire Shaw. Be bad move not to hire a young coach who has been part of 5 titles as player and asst coach. Who players repect when he has 5 rings.

If not going with Shaw better hire coach who has won titles as head coach or assistant. Like Bulls got Tom T from celts where he won title.

Veterans coaches who never won a title not for Lakers. They never showed they can win it all. Dunleavy are they kidding? They fired him before in 90's.






Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: May 14, 2011 12:41 am
 

Shaw a candidate for Warriors job?

Wow...some guy wanted to comment on the Warriors so much that he made an account today just to criticize them. I bet his life's goal is complete. Congrats!
Brian Shaw would be a great hire even if he did not grow up locally. I'm happy that the Warriors did not keep Smart. He's just like Nelson only worse. New ownership wants new blood and Brian Shaw is not a former protege of Don Nelson.



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: May 13, 2011 9:04 pm
 

Shaw a candidate for Warriors job?

Its apparent a couple people dont know what they are talking about. Warriors have a solid, YOUNG nucleus to build around, finally have an ownership team that knows what it takes to make smart decisions regarding the team, and should hopefully get a HC that will finally come in and break the small ball thought process once and for all.



Since: Jun 14, 2010
Posted on: May 13, 2011 6:52 pm
 

Shaw a candidate for Warriors job?

What seems to be lost in these comments is Shaw is a local boy. He grew up in the East Bay and went to Bishop O Dowd highschool. It would be a bit of a homecoming. I'm sure he would prefer to stay in LA where he has better talent but he wouldn't mind moving back home either. Shaw is a smart guy and will figure out what is best to him. As far as people hating on the Warriors, we've had years of mediocre management (Cohen). That has changed and so has the direction of the franchise.

The idea that the Warriors would be a candidate for consolidation is ridiculous. It's the fourth largest market in the country (8 million people) has one of the best attendance record despite the poor win-loss record and has the highest average household income of any metropolitan area with a basketball franchise. Why do you think the Warriors sold for so much? 



Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: May 13, 2011 6:42 pm
 

Shaw a candidate for Warriors job?

If the NBA ever cuts down the teams to say 15 the Warriors would be one of the first to go! I mean they have been to playoffs like once or twice in the last 20 years!


Well Benbow let's get real the NBA will never "cut" any teams, your comment is a perfect example of the pointless un-educated comments that so many people make out here. If you have any comments about what has transpired with-in the Warriors organization under the new ownership that differ with anything I have said you would have said so.


Bye..... NEXT??



Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: May 13, 2011 6:37 pm
 

Shaw a candidate for Warriors job?

Let me ask you a simple question.  If The Warriors offerred you a coaching job (obviously you're not a coach anyway) for 3 years at $15 Million you would turn it down?



Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: May 13, 2011 5:12 pm
 

Shaw a candidate for Warriors job?

Simply put the Warriors organization from top to bottom IS making the necessary steps and decisions (Nelson & Smart pink slips) that will definitely end the "mediocrity" people speak of



LOL

If the NBA ever cuts down the teams to say 15 the Warriors would be one of the first to go! I mean they have been to playoffs like once or twice in the last 20 years!



Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: May 13, 2011 4:57 pm
 

Things are a changing

All the haters of the East Bay are ignorant or so it seems. The Warriors NEW OWNERSHIP comes from a CHAMPIONSHIP PEDIGREE, that 's not to say that's where our Warriors are going immediately. Simply put Lacob has had success as a partial owner of the Celtics and our Warriors have a decent core to build around. Shaw would and is a PERECT FIT for both the organization and him and HIS FAMILY, good money, back home where he was a local high school star!!!

Simply put the Warriors organization from top to bottom IS making the necessary steps and decisions (Nelson & Smart pink slips) that will definitely end the "mediocrity" people speak of....


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