Report: Pacers to interview Clifford, Shaw, Stotts for coaching vacancy
Indiana is looking to hire an experienced head coach after parting ways with first-year bench boss Nate Bjorkgren following the 2020-21 season, Wojnarowski adds.
Clifford most recently served as head coach of the Orlando Magic from 2018-21. The 59-year-old amassed a career 292-345 record with Orlando and the Charlotte Hornets. He previously worked as an assistant for the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, and Magic.
Meanwhile, Stotts was dismissed by the Portland Trail Blazers following the team's first-round playoff exit. Portland made the playoffs in eight straight seasons under Stotts but only managed to advance past the first round on three of those occasions. He owns a career coaching record of 517-486 with the Trail Blazers, Atlanta Hawks, and Milwaukee Bucks.
Shaw is the least experienced bench boss of the three, having coached the Denver Nuggets during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 campaigns. He also served as an associate head coach of the Lakers from 2016-19 before becoming the head coach of the NBA's G League Ignite development team.
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