Nets, Clippers targeting Brian Shaw

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Pacers assistant Brian Shaw is a top target for both the Nets and Clippers. Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins is also in the running for both jobs.

Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw is a hot commodity on the head coaching market, and he's the top target of both the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers, according to various reports.

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.

Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins is also in the running for both jobs, as both the Nets and Clippers have been granted permission to interview him.

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