Source: Pistons contact Brian Shaw to interview for head coaching job

Indiana Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw has been contacted by the Detroit Pistons to interview for the team's head coaching job, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

The source also said Shaw has been contacted by the New Jersey Nets. 

Shaw has significant ties to Phil Jackson, the Hall of Fame coach recently consulted by the Pistons regarding their head coaching job.  Shaw played with the Los Angeles Lakers from 1999-2003, winning three championships during that span.

He also was an assistant coach under Rudy Tomjanovich, Frank Hamblen and then Jackson in Los Angeles from 2004-2011. The Lakers won championships in 2009 and 2010.

Shaw joined the Indiana Pacers staff in 2011 as the associate head coach, working with Frank Vogel to help lead Indiana back to prominence in the NBA.

The Pacers are in the midst of an Eastern Conference Semifinal series with the New York Knicks.  Indiana leads the series 2-1.

It's unknown at this time if the Pistons have interviewed Shaw by phone or if there are plans in place to have him visit Auburn Hills for an interview.

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