The Philadelphia 76ers head-coaching search is still underway and two major head-coaching candidates have become available; Lionel Hollins and Brian Shaw.
Even though Hollins is still under contract through June 30th as head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, the Grizzlies gave Hollins permission to talk to other teams around the league.
May 27, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins (right) talks with point guard Jerryd Bayless (7) in the second half of game four of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs at FedEx Forum. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports
Shaw is an associate head coach of the Indiana Pacers and is also available to talk to other teams. Although a source says Shaw would love to return to Los Angeles, he would also like to be in charge of his own team.
May 1, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel (right) talks to assistant coach Brian Shaw on the sideline in a game against the Atlanta Hawks in game five of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Atlanta 106-83. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
These are two great candidates that the Sixers should greatly consider for their head-coaching vacancy.
Topics:Brian Shaw, Lionel Hollins, Philadelphia 76ers
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