Apr 16, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw during the first half against the Golden State Warriors at Pepsi Center. The Warriors won 116-112. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks Rumors: Brian Shaw not interested in Knicks job


New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is awaiting a decision from Steve Kerr on whether or not he will become the franchises next head coach.

April 10, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw instructs against the Golden State Warriors during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Nuggets defeated the Warriors 100-99. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

If Kerr declines, and there appears to be just a little bit of doubt, Jackson is going to have to move onto other options.

Plan B won’t be Brian Shaw.

Shaw, a longtime Jackson assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers and current Denver Nuggets head coach, indicated that he has no interest in pursuing job openings with either the Knicks or Los Angeles Lakers.

“I don’t have a take on the L.A. situation or the New York situation,” Shaw told Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post. “I have a job here in Denver that I’m happy with. Though the season didn’t turn out how any of us would have liked, I’m happy where I am and I’m looking forward to coaching a full complement of healthy players.”

Shaw has been among the names linked to the Knicks, along with the likes of Kerr and Derek Fisher. Shaw played for and coached with Phil Jackson when they were with the Lakers and was also Kobe Bryant‘s hand-picked choice to succeed Jackson, but the Lakers elected to hire Mike Brown instead.

But after waiting likely too long to land an NBA head coaching gig, it looks as if Shaw is content with the one he has in Denver.



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