Indiana Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw is a serious target for the Brooklyn Nets, NBA coaching sources tell's Marc Stein and ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard.

The Nets are expected to request permission to interview Shaw now that Indiana has been eliminated from the playoffs. The Los Angeles Clippers have already contacted Shaw about their coaching vacancy, as well.

The Nets have also formally requested permission to interview Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins, who has been given permission to speak with other teams, NBA coaching sources said.

Hollis said Monday that he doesn't want to leave the Grizzlies but will discuss jobs with other teams if he has "no choice."

The Nets also have contacted Jeff Van Gundy about their coaching vacancy, a league source confirmed to

The Nets are in search of a replacement for P.J. Carlesimo, but are in no rush, people familiar with their coaching search told recently.