ESPN's Marc Stein and Chris Broussard reported Tuesday that Shaw is a "serious" target for the Nets, and that the team is expected to request formal permission to speak with him. The Indianapolis Star's Mike Wells also reported Tuesday that Nets general manager Billy King has done a thorough background check on Shaw. Later, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Nets indeed formally reached out to request permission to interview him.
However, if the Nets really want Shaw, they will have to fend off the Clippers to get him. The Los Angeles Times' Broderick Turner first reported last week that the Clippers had contacted Shaw, and Turner now reports that Shaw has "gained momentum" as the top choice for the job. ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne also reports that Shaw is the Clippers' top choice.