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The craziness that is the Clippers' coaching search: the attraction to Brian Shaw, at least in part, is inspired by
the rivalry with the Lakers, a source says. Anticipating that Phil Jackson is going to re-surface in some capacity with the Lakers sooner rather than later and that he'd look to install Shaw as the head coach, some in the Clippers' organization love the idea of having Shaw unavailable to their Staples Center co-inhabitant. It sounds like a crazy, flimsy premise upon which to base such a significant decision, and no doubt that wouldn't be the only basis upon which Shaw would be hired, but that it could be part of the equation reveals two things: the Clippers are looking to put a rent in the purple-and-gold cape any way they can; and forecasting what the Clippers will do (and why) remains as precarious an endeavor as ever.