The Sixers are in the midst of a coaching search after Doug Collins resigned at the end of the season. So far we have heard about Jeff Hornacek and Mike Malone, assistants in Utah and Golden State, but not many other names. The man I want to run this team next season is Brian Shaw.
Shaw has been an assistant coach in Indiana since 2011, so they will need to wait until the Pacers season is over to talk to him. Before the Pacers, Shaw was an assistant for the Lakers from 2004 till 2011, where he served under Phil Jackson and won two titles.
He played 13 seasons in the NBA for Boston, Miami, Orlando, Golden State, Portland, Los Angeles and even played 20 games in Philadelphia in 1997. Shaw played both guard spots and could help the development of Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner.
Being a first time coach he could develop with a young team that has some experience but has not had a ton of success as a unit. He also has picked some very smart basketball minds in the legendary Phil Jackson and one of the best up-and-coming coaches Frank Vogel. Now that they have a new General Manager in place, once the Pacers season is over, they need to offer Shaw the job.