Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw has been given permission to interview for the Cleveland Cavaliers coaching vacancy.
The Lakers granted the Cavs permission for an interview a few days, according to an AP report, and reporter Tom Withers reported on Twitter that the Cavs want to set up a meeting next week.
Cleveland has been through a tumultuous coaching search since Mike Brown was fired one month ago on May 25, being turned down by Michigan State's men's basketball coach Tom Izzo and left in limbo by former coach Byron Scott, who is also considering trying to win the Lakers' coaching job if Phil Jackson retires.
Jackson said earlier this week he is leaning toward retirement after winning his 11th NBA title.
Shaw, an assistant with the two-time defending NBA champions for five seasons, is also expected to be a top contender of the Los Angeles job if Jackson retires.
He played professionally from 1988-2003 with seven NBA teams and a professional team in Italy. Shaw has no direct connection to the Cavs other than having been a teammate to Shaquille O'Neal with both Orlando and the Lakers.