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Friday, May 13, 2011
Sources: Warriors eye Lakers assistants

By Ric Bucher
ESPN The Magazine

Los Angeles Lakers assistant coaches Chuck Person and Brian Shaw have permission and are scheduled to be interviewed by the Golden State Warriors, league sources said Friday.

Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown, who's spent this season working as an NBA analyst for ESPN, remains the favorite for the job, and it appears Brown has narrowed his focus to the Warriors.

The Lakers have also scheduled interviews for Shaw and Person, sources said.

Brown, sources said, has pulled himself out of consideration for the Houston Rockets' opening, and the Indiana Pacers have yet to reach out to him.

Several sources said that with the Pacers' front office staying intact with president Larry Bird and general manager David Morway, the job is interim coach Frank Vogel's to lose, and the Pacers have not explored other options.

ESPNLosAngeles.com's Dave McMenamin first reported the Warriors' interest in Person and Shaw.

Ric Bucher is a senior NBA writer for ESPN The Magazine.