According to sources close to Ric Bucher of ESPN says unless Brian Shaw ” knocks out the interview” he won’t get the job due to not having any head coaching experience with the Los Angeles Clippers. There have been rumors that owner Donald T. Sterling isn’t interested in hiring a coach without head coaching experience.
The “source” also says Nate McMillan and Byron Scott should be taken off the list as well with no explanation as of why yet.
This leaves the Clippers with experienced coaches such as Jeff Van Gundy and Alvin Gentry. There has to be other candidates such as Jerry Sloan, Stan Van Gundy, and Phil Jackson, but there has been no indication they have been contacted. Both top assistants in the NBA Mike Malone and Mike Bunenholzer have jobs with the Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks respectively.
It’s been a very interesting 48 hours for the Los Angeles Clippers with lots of he said she said non-sense when it comes to who got Vinny Del Negro fired so Gary Sacks released a statement to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times:
“All of our decisions are organizational decisions that are made by the front office in conjunction with ownership,” Sacks said. “So I don’t think players should be consulted on any decisions personnelwise, once we decide on something. Do we in the course of talking to our players, get some input? Sure. But all decisions are made strictly by us — 100%. There’s no wavering. There’s no gray area there.” Gary Sacks
Let the “Coaching RollerCoaster begin”
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