As the Brooklyn Nets continue their coaching search, a report from the New York Daily News indicates that one of their presumed top targets may not even get a meeting with the team.
Jeff Van Gundy has been a popular, splashy name after Phil Jackson for the new Brooklyn coach, but according to a Daily News source, there’s a “98% chance” the Nets don’t even schedule a meeting with Van Gundy.
The report also quotes Indiana Pacers president Donnie Walsh, who says the Nets would have permission to speak with assistant coach Brian Shaw about their opening. Shaw has been an assistant coach since 2004 (first with the Los Angeles Lakers), but never a head coach. Walsh says that Shaw would make for “a great head coach.” It was not clear whether the Nets have reached out to Indiana for the permission yet.