HoopsHype Brian Shaw rumors

April 9, 2014 Updates

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

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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

Q: Will you shed some light on what happened and the relationship between you and Shaw? Andre Miller: Just a miscommunication. Kind of stepped out of character for me, just what happened on the court. But things happen, I'm going to leave it at that. They're going in a direction and trying to get some things done. And good luck to them. Q: Could Shaw have handled it better? A: We both stepped out of character, just a miscommunication. I think it was me just more stepping out of character on the court. I felt that I was somewhat not given a fair chance, especially when everybody else played that game, and I didn't get an opportunity to play. Like I said, I stepped out of character, it was wrong. But it happened and just move on. Denver Post

Q: If it wasn't the minutes, what was the issue? A: It wasn't the minutes at all. The issue was just, actually I don't know the issue. I didn't get an opportunity to play. And, you know, I have to respect the coach's decision, and I didn't and I reacted the wrong way. It was wrong, especially being done in public. So I was held accountable for it, which, you know, that's what happens. I have to pay the price for it. Move on, good luck to the team and the organization. Denver Post

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February 25, 2014 Updates

A new, potentially harmful narrative arose out of a couple of radio interviews Nuggets coach Brian Shaw conducted this week — one that he hates his roster and vice versa. Not true, he insists. “I can’t remember who it was that asked me yesterday; he said ‘Would you have taken this job with the roster, if it was just the guys who are healthy and playing right now would you have taken this job?’” Shaw said. “I said, after interviewing for head coaching jobs as many times as I did, 11 times prior to this interview, and not getting a job, I said ‘Yeah, I most likely would have taken it.’ But the expectation and everything else would have been different, knowing if there wasn’t going to be Gallo, JaVale (McGee), Nate (Robinson) for half the season and the situation be what it is. “So, no, I don’t hate the roster. What I hate is having to beg guys to play. That simple. That shouldn’t be a part of what coaching should be. And circumstances are what they are. None of us asked for it.” Denver Post

February 24, 2014 Updates

"In light of (NFL draft prospect) Michael Sam coming out with his announcement, there's more attention brought to the situation," Shaw said. "But Jason Collins has been a pro for a long time. He's played with most of the guys that have been in the league for a long time. Him coming out when he came out ... I don't think was a surprise to a lot of people. "I always view a basketball team or league as a subset of society anyway. Somebody's sexual orientation shouldn't come into play. If they're trying to win, if they are not trying to force whatever their beliefs are on you, it shouldn't be a problem." Denver Post

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With eight days remaining until the trade deadline, Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said he'll refrain from offering any input about what his franchise should or should not do. "I think that with all that I'm dealing with in terms of coaching the team, I'm just going to concentrate on coaching the guys that are here and available to play," Shaw said. "That's on (general manager) Tim Connelly and (assistant general manager) Arturas (Karnisovas) and (team president) Josh (Kroenke) and those guys. I don't even try to pretend the numbers and the salary cap and restrictions that you have from doing this and doing that." Denver Post

"So, going forward, I can say, okay well I know at this position we need more depth or we need more defensive minded perimeter guy to be able to guard these kinds of situations, whatever the case may be. And then going forward, now I've given some input. But still, it's not my money being spent. I've always said from Day One I really just want to be concerned about coaching. Whatever I'm given to work with, I'll work with and try to coach them up the best that I can." Denver Post

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Before Frank Vogel and Pacers officials met with Andrew Bynum and Bynum’s agent over dinner on Jan. 31, a Friday night, Vogel made a phone call to a former assistant. That call was to Denver, where Brian Shaw is in his first year as the Nuggets head coach. He was preparing to play the Toronto Raptors that night. “Gave them my two cents on Andrew, and what have you,” he said. “I woke up the next morning to see that they had signed him.” Prior to being Vogel’s right-hand man for two seasons in Indy, Brian Shaw was an assistant coach under Phil Jackson with the Los Angeles Lakers for Bynum’s first six seasons in the league. Shaw, a player’s coach and a former player himself, has a great feel for people so who better to get a pulse on the Pacers’ newest addition than Shaw? Pacers.com

“When Andrew is healthy, first and foremost, which he hasn’t been most of his career — but when he is healthy, he’ll be able to help this team out a lot because he’s a load out there on the floor,” Shaw said after he finished holding shootaround at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. “He can rebound, he takes up space, he can protect the rim, he can score inside and he’s also a good passer. That’s No. 1. “I think a lot of stuff that’s out there about him — he’s a good guy. He’s not a bad guy. I think he’s been in some situations when he hasn’t really respected the coach and the program that he’s been under. I know that in his personal life, he’s dealing with some things with his mom and so he’s kind of been a little distracted, which could be expected with what he’s dealing with. Pacers.com

February 4, 2014 Updates

Nuggets coach Brian Shaw was asked if the Nuggets had reached out to Andre Miller for a possible return, given the team’s dire need for a reserve point guard with Nate Robinson out for the season after ACL surgery. The short answer? No. There won’t be any reaching out from our end,” Shaw said. “I think we’ve operated and done everything that we’re supposed to do. So, if there’s any reaching out that needs to be done I think the reaching out has to come from him to us." Denver Post

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