The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most recognizable teams in sports and their head coaching position is a very coveted job. The team recently fired Mike Brown, which means the front office is looking to find someone else to run this talent-laden roster.
Minutes after the news broke out that Brown was no longer head coach, a list of possible replacements emerged, which included Brian Shaw and Jerry Sloan. Shaw is now an assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers, and Sloan, one of the greatest coaches in league history, is retired.
I just spoke with Jerry Sloan he has no comment on the situation with the Lakers
— David Locke (@Lockedonsports) November 9, 2012
When asked if he’s interested in the LA job, Shaw said, “I have no comment.”
— Mike Wells (@MikeWellsNBA) November 9, 2012
It is no surprise that the two did not say anything about the vacant head coaching job in Los Angeles. Sloan does not want to create any more buzz and Shaw is already with another team, and this kind of rumor may distract the Pacers from playing basketball.