I wrote a few things yesterday explaining that recent rumblings that the Charlotte Bobcats looking at a trade for James Harden and Jerry Sloan taking himself out of the ‘Cats coaching search were good signs for Brian Shaw if he wanted the job.
Well, it’s debatable as to whether or not he does want the job. Portland and Orlando both have coaching vacancies, and neither went 7-59 last year.
Sports Illustrated says Quin Snyder is the favorite to become the next coach in Charlotte, because Shaw prefers the Orlando job.
But, Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated, tweeted: “I’m told that Brian Shaw has not pulled himself out of the running for the Charlotte job, FWIW. Stay tuned.”
Who knows what Charlotte is going to do, but if it comes down to Shaw pulling out and Snyder being the guy by default, I’d open up the search for another week.
Snyder hasn’t done ANYTHING as a head coach at Missouri/the D League or an assistant (short of becoming friends with Kobe Bryant) that convinces anyone he’d even be a mediocre head coach in the NBA. It’d be Sam Vincent 2.0. It’d be the coaching equivalent of drafting Adam Morrison. It’d be a disaster.
If Shaw doesn’t want the job, the ‘Cats should open this thing back up, and give it to the guy I wanted them to hire from day one: Nate McMillan.