Pacers’ Shaw bides times for head coaching gig


Photos:


Associate head coach Brian Shaw smiles during the Pacers' rookie camp Monday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. PHOTO BY SCOTT ROBERSON


INDIANAPOLIS

The NBA prides itself as a dues-required league.

Opportunities, whether it’s playing time, a spot in the starting lineup or a coveted administrative post, have a tendency to be earned rather than prearranged. It’s here the situation of Indiana Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw is different, if not altogether perplexing.

Shaw’s 12-year playing career had him wearing the logos of seven different franchises. From 2004 to 2011, he served as an assistant for former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson before he was hired by the Pacers in June 2011.

All told, Shaw, 46, who has spent more than half his life drawing an NBA paycheck, owns five championship rings, three as a player and two as a coach.

This story appears in the print edition of The Tribune. Subscribers can read the entire story online by signing in here or in our e-Edition by clicking here.

comments powered by Disqus

All content copyright ©2014 The Tribune, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.