Shaw Returning as Pacers Associate Coach
There will be a lot of talk about the Pacers re-signing Roy Hibbert and George Hill to keep the starting five together when they take the court for the first day of training camp in late September.
Those were key moves, but the Pacers’ best offseason move came on Wednesday. Donnie Walsh and Kevin Pritchard didn’t go out and make a another move to strengthen their bench.
It was simply a phone call between two people who closely worked together last season.
Brian Shaw was on one end of the phone and Frank Vogel was on the other end.
Shaw informed Vogel that he was pulling out of the Portland coaching search and that he would be returning to the Pacers where he’ll be the team’s associate head coach for at least one more season.
Two of the NBA’s promising head coaches back working side-by-side again next season.