Blazers granted permission to interview Shaw

The SportsXchange

Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw will interview to be head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers this weekend.

Shaw was granted permission by the Pacers to meet with Portland. He previously interviewed with Charlotte and is a candidate for the opening in Orlando.

According to reports, the Trail Blazers spent time this week pursuing two Hall of Fame coaches -- Phil Jackson and Jerry Sloan -- but general manager Neil Olshey said neither coach was interested in taking the job at this time.

The Blazers haven't changed the status of interim coach Kalen Canales, who replaced Nate McMillan in March.
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