Brian Shaw, who was taken by the Celtics in the first round of the 1988 draft, is interested in the Celtics head coaching job, his agent confirmed to the Globe Monday.
“[He] would enjoy working for the team that he started his career with,” said Shaw’s agent, Jerome Stanley, adding that Shaw also would enjoy working for Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, who was Shaw’s teammate in Boston during the 1988-89 season.
Stanley said they have not been contacted by the Celtics.
Shaw, 47, who is the associate head coach for the Indiana Pacers, was a candidate for the Clippers’ head coaching position before they agreed to terms Sunday on a deal that would make Doc Rivers their coach.
Asked whom the Celtics might hire, a league source said, “I think they do have to go young, and Danny is going to want to look like a genius. Brian Shaw is what I think they’d hire, but I don’t know. Danny might go outside the box a little.”