Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw, a top target of the Nets to replace P.J. Carlesimo, received a ringing endorsement from one of his ex-teammates, Shaquille O’Neal.
“I’d like for him to get the Clippers or Brooklyn job,” O’Neal, who played with Shaw for four seasons in Los Angeles, told the Indianapolis Star.
Shaq would rather see someone like Shaw get the opportunity than someone who has coached for a long time.
“I’m sick and tired of these coaches getting another chance before these other up-and-coming guys,” Shaq told the newspaper. “People need to realize this is a new era and B Shaw speaks that language. He’s my age, but he understands how it goes. He knows how the players go, how they tick. All these guys who have losing records come and try to do the same [expletive]. It’s not going [to] work.”