The Denver Nuggets will hopefully find some resolution in their head coaching search this weekend as they will be calling in both Brian Shaw and Lionel Hollins for interviews on Friday and Saturday respectively. According to ESPN, both coaches will come in this weekend and the Nuggets will likely decide between the two who they’d prefer to offer a contract first.
Source: Denver interviewing Brian Shaw today, Lionel Hollins Saturday
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) June 14, 2013
This isn’t earth shattering news, and if anything it marks the unwanted return of Chris Broussard’s ‘source’ tag, but the meat of the news is that the Nuggets have possibly narrowed down their search to the two guys they want. Shaw makes the most sense, but he’s also the hottest name on the market right now. However, with the Brooklyn Nets job filled by Jason Kidd, Shaw may wind up landing in Denver with Hollins heading out west to Los Angeles if Doc Rivers doesn’t get there first.
Shaw would be a great fit for the Nuggets as he’d be stepping in with a young team that needs a young head coach to bind them together and move forward with their talent. Shaw is coming off of that exact situation as Frank Vogel’s assistant on a young and talented Indiana Pacers team and Shaw could build the Nuggets in similar fashion.
The Nuggets haven’t determined publicly who their favorite is but Brian Shaw may be getting close to finding that head coaching job he wanted, and if Denver has their way, he may not last much longer than the weekend.