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Report: Nets Granted Permission To Speak With Pacers’ Shaw

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Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw (center). (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw (center). (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Nets have been given the OK to speak with Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw about the team’s head coaching vacancy, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Shaw is Brooklyn’s “top coaching target,” Wojnarowski reported.

The Nets have also reportedly contacted former NBA coach Larry Brown. Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins was expected to be in the mix, too.

Nets general manager Billy King will discuss the job with Shaw soon “and an offer could be forthcoming,” according to Wojnarowski.

The 47-year-old Shaw played professionally from 1988 until 2003. He was an assistant coach with the Lakers from 2004-2011 and has served as the Pacers’ associate head coach since being hired on June 23, 2011.

The Pacers pulled off an upset in the Eastern Conference semifinals by shocking the favored Knicks in six games.

The Nets did not retain interim coach P.J. Carlesimo after the team lost to the Bulls in seven games in the first round of the playoffs.

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