The Clippers are preparing to move on without Doc Rivers and could offer their coaching job to Lionel Hollins or Brian Shaw.
After an afternoon full of rumors, this comes along. Of course, there is always a lot of cloak and dagger with any trade rumor and the Clippers could just be posturing. Hollins and Shaw could both be great coaches in the NBA, so it would make sense for the Clippers not to dump too much into getting a new coach.
The Pacers expect Danny Granger (knee surgery) to be 100 percent healthy by training camp.
We're leaving Granger as questionable for training camp for now until we know exactly how he comes out of his rehab process. It's possible Granger is playing in a different uniform next season, but whatever teams that may be interested in him will want to be sure his knee checks out after a lost season.
Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard said the team's top priority in the offseason is re-signing David West.
West is an unrestricted free agent, but both sides have already expressed a desire to stay together. "He's priority number one," Pritchard said. It shouldn't be too difficult to get a deal done if the two sides can work amicably together as they've done previously.
Brian Shaw's interview with Nets GM Billy King on Wednesday lasted four hours and a coaching announcement is expected promptly, sources tell Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.
Wojnarowski said it's not clear if Shaw's interview displaced Jason Kidd as the front runner for the job, but a four-hour meeting is long enough that we're taking notice. Shaw had been considered one of the leading candidates for both the Nets and the Clippers jobs, but that was before the recently retired Kidd reportedly blew the Nets away in an interview with the team. Kidd reportedly has a three-year deal with the Nets, so Shaw's interview Wednesday might have just been the team setting up a fall-back plan or trying to leverage Kidd in negotiations. Either way, we should know soon.
Brian Shaw is still scheduled to meet with the Nets Wednesday afternoon regarding their head coaching vacancy.
A deal with Jason Kidd appears on the verge of happening, but Mikhail Prokhorov is still sending a private jet to bring Shaw to Brooklyn. It's likely just a fall-back plan, or a leverage tool in negotiations with Kidd. Shaw has a much better shot at landing the Clippers job.
NBA.com does not expect the impending free agent D.J. Augustin to re-sign with the Pacers.
Augustin really struggled as a Pacer, averaging career-lows in points (4.7), assists (2.2), minutes (16.1) and field-goal percentage (35.0). His woes were especially noticeable in the Easter Conference Finals, when he couldn't even get the Pacers into their offense against the Heat's pressure defense. Indy needs to look elsewhere for George Hill's backup.
Larry Bird has informed the Kings that he's no longer interested in Sacramento's vacant GM position.
Bird may ultimately take another year away from the NBA, though he has a standing offer to return as the Pacers' top executive. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive has plenty of fallback options, as he's already interviewed Mike Dunleavy, Chris Mullin, Chris Wallace, David Morway, Travis Schlenk, and others.