Sources: Pacers, Brian Shaw to meet

Updated: June 20, 2011, 8:08 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

After striking out in three opportunities to fill the head coaching vacancy with the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors this offseason, former Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw is setting his sights back on the assistant ranks.

Shaw is scheduled to interview with the Indiana Pacers early this week for an associate head coach position, according to multiples sources with knowledge of the situation.

The Indianapolis Star was the first to report that Shaw would meet with interim head coach Frank Vogel and team president Larry Bird.

Shaw started his career with the Boston Celtics in 1988 and was a teammate of Bird's. Shaw previously interviewed with Indiana in 2007 for their head coaching vacancy that eventually was filled by Jim O'Brien.

Vogel, 37, is expected to be hired as the full-time head coach, making him the youngest person manning the sidelines in the league. Shaw, 45, would bring with him the experience of winning two championships in seven years as an assistant with the Lakers under Phil Jackson, as well as three championships in 14 seasons with Boston, Miami, Orlando, Golden State, Philadelphia, Portland and L.A.

Dave McMenamin covers the Lakers for ESPNLosAngeles.com.

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