Cavaliers sources said they decided on Scott late Tuesday night and began negotiating with him Wednesday morning. Stanley then called the club Wednesday afternoon, telling them his client was pulling himself out of the running. According to Stanley, Shaw notified Cleveland brass on Wednesday afternoon that he was withdrawing his name from consideration, citing "timing issues."
Shaw's withdrawal opens the door to speculation that he may want to remain available should Lakers head coach Phil Jackson retire. Jackson informed Lakers spokesman John Black via e-mail late Tuesday night that he intended to stick to his plan to inform the team of his decision to return to the team by Friday.
So what does this new development mean in regard to Shaw, Jackson and the Lakers? Like BK said when it seemed Shaw was going to Cleveland, who knows? It could mean Jackson is retiring and Shaw is confident of a new job coming. It could mean Jackson is staying, but Shaw is willing to wait out what's likely a short delay. It could mean Jackson is staying, but to serve as assistant coach, along with Shaw, to Jim Cleamons. At this point, nothing would shock me.
Like everything in our little corner of the world these days, you'll just have to sit tight and wait.