Lakers’ Shaw in big demand

Assistant coach Brian Shaw has received permission from the team to interview for head-coaching positions with the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets, which might move the Lakers’ search for Phil Jackson’s replacement along rather quickly. Shaw is thought to be the top in-house candidate to replace Jackson and there are plenty of reasons to believe the Lakers would like him to slide over one chair next season. Shaw’s lack of NBA head-coaching experience might give team owner Jerry Buss pause, however. On the other hand, if the Lakers want him, they might be forced to move swiftly to hire him to keep him out of the hands of the Warriors or the Rockets. Rick Adelman, the Rockets’ former coach, also is expected to draw interest from the Lakers. Adelman was born in Lynwood, attended Pius X High School in Downey and then Loyola Marymount.

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