Pacers grant Shaw permission to speak with Blazers about coaching position

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Brian Shaw is one of the more popular candidates in the league these days for a head coaching position, but he has yet to be bride and not the bridesmaid. So to speak. He's on yet another list, though, via the Sports Xchange courtesy of the Chicago Tribune:

Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw will interview to be head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers this weekend.

Shaw was granted permission by the Pacers to meet with Portland. He previously interviewed with Charlotte and is a candidate for the opening in Orlando.

via Blazers granted permission to interview Shaw -

The Blazers are in a weird, nebulous place with their coaching search. Kaleb Canales is still the coach, but they're interviewing other candidates. So he could be the coach. He could not be the coach. He's simultaneously the coach and not the coach of the Portland Trail Blazers.

Shaw might be a good fit, as he's a player's coach and if he were to instill elements of the Triangle from his time with Phil Jackson using LaMarcus Aldridge, Meyers Leonard, and Damian Lillard, the Blazers could really have something going.

We'll have to see if the Blazers go in a different direction or stick with their plan.

Shaw was expected to take over the Lakers' coaching position prior to the hiring of Mike Brown and spent last season with the Pacers.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

nba Video

July 30, 2015
How will the West play out? (2:54)
July 30, 2015
State of the Mavericks
July 29, 2015
2017 NBA Draft preview
July 29, 2015
Mo Ndour


Most Popular Shop

Men's Nike Charcoal Denver Broncos Training Camp Performance T-Shirt

NFL Training Camp Gear
Get your favorite team
Shop Now

Picks and Projections
Get the latest picks and projections sent directly to your inbox!
Thank you for subscribing!
Be on the lookout for the latest picks, lines, projections and analysis in your inbox.