HoopsHype Brian Shaw rumors


May 21, 2014 Updates

Brian Shaw reiterated on Tuesday that he’s “happy” coaching in Denver and looking forward to coaching the Nuggets next season. “I said it when all the speculation first started coming out. And that’s all that it is is speculation. I’m happy where I am. I’m looking forward to coaching a healthy, full complement of players with the Nuggets next year and improving what we did,” Shaw told ESPN New York as he was leaving the NBA Draft Lottery in Manhattan. “[I] wish them well in what they’re doing but I’m happy where I am.” ESPN.com

May 20, 2014 Updates
May 19, 2014 Updates

Sources say that in addition to Fisher, the Knicks still have interest in Denver Nuggets coach Brian Shaw but do not currently plan to ask the Nuggets' permission to speak with him. Because league rules restrict teams to offering only cash or draft picks as compensation for coaches, and not players, sources say New York fears it likely can't meet the Nuggets' demands if it were to try to get Shaw out of his contract. ESPN.com

May 15, 2014 Updates

Sources said Jackson also intends to explore whether the Denver Nuggets are in any way amenable to releasing Brian Shaw from his contract in exchange for some form of compensation. Shaw is a longtime Jackson favorite who, after missing out on numerous head-coaching jobs, just completed his first season with the Nuggets, posting a 36-46 record despite numerous injuries to front-line players. ESPN.com

May 1, 2014 Updates

Even though Nuggets coach Brian Shaw has ties to openings in New York and Los Angeles, he says he's not going anywhere. "I don't have a take on the L.A. situation or the New York situation," Shaw told The Post. "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." Denver Post

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Ultimately, the team's 36-46 record wasn't close to what he wanted it to be. It was a 21-win slide from a season ago. Shaw said it's fair to hold his feet to the fire and expect more next season. "Criticism, I can take it," Shaw said. "That's nothing. I've been subjected to that at the highest levels. My expectations are higher than anybody's. So when I say I'm on the clock, and if I can't get it done, it should be on to the next one to try to find somebody that can get it done. "I believe, if we're healthy, with the guys that we have, that I can get it done. And I'm not just saying that for lip service. I believe that. So I stand behind that 100 percent." Denver Post

Brian Shaw on Player management: "Middle of the pack. If you would ask the players, I think they all genuinely like me. They probably would all say he would be one of the coolest coaches we played for. But with that being said, I also feel like that was taken advantage of at times. Because I'm laid back by nature and I try to leave a lot of things up to them to decide for themselves, and I need to be more directive when it comes to that. Obviously I feel that I was always open to communicate with them — I kept it real with them. But there were instances where the players felt like ... like the Andre Miller situation. He didn't feel like he was communicated with. Denver Post

"I wasn't aware that he had a streak of never gotten a DNP (did not play) before. I should have been more aware of that. I don't know if it would have changed anything. So there were instances where I clashed with guys. But I thought it was important that I got the way I wanted to do things established, got that foundation laid. So I stuck to my line. Some of it was good, some of it was not." Denver Post

April 18, 2014 Updates
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Brian Shaw? The fellow former Laker would certainly be a strong candidate but is in his first season as head coach of the Denver Nuggets. Kurt Rambis, the former Minnesota Timberwolves coach, current Lakers assistant and Jackson protégé? Who knows. Former Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins? Perhaps. USA Today Sports

April 3, 2014 Updates
March 24, 2014 Updates

Because head coach Brian Shaw and veteran Andre Miller couldn't reconcile their differences the organization was forced to trade the guard. Upon Miller's return to Denver, Shaw tried to make amends for the way things worked out. "I told him, for whatever it's worth to you, sorry for everything that's happened the way that it did," the first year head coach absolved. The point guard was reportedly displeased with Shaw's decision in playing time and the disagreement forced the club to suspend Miller for several games. 9news.com

March 23, 2014 Updates

Q: You said you felt you were portrayed as being the villain in this situation. Still feel that way? A: Yeah, I was. It was pretty clear that the comments that was made by the organization was that I was complaining about minutes and disgruntled about minutes when that wasn't the case. All I did was, we had a team meeting, and I spoke up for the team respectfully as a leader and I think that was kind of held against me. So, you know, whether they feel they did it their way, I did it my way. It didn't work out, you just move on. Denver Post

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