Report: Brian Shaw at the Top of the Sixers' Coaching List

Report: Brian Shaw at the Top of the Sixers' Coaching List

WE'RE GOING TO HIRE BRIAN SHAW AND RE-SIGN ANDREW BYNUM AND THEN THE LAKERS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO AMNESTY KOBE AND THEN HE'LL WANT TO FINISH HIS CAREER HERE BECAUSE HE WANTED BRIAN SHAW TO COACH THE LAKERS BEFORE MIKE BROWN DID AND THEN WE'LL HAVE BRIAN SHAW AND ANDREW BYNUM AND KOBE BRYANT ON THE SIXERS BUT BASICALLY BE LIKE THE LAKERS BUT STILL BE THE SIXERS AND KOOOOOOOOOOOOOBE.

*ahem*

A report from CBS Sports' Ken Berger:

Just hours after that tweet, Brown, astoundingly, was re-hired in Cleveland, so he's off the market.

Shaw, you may remember, appeared the successor to Phil Jackson in Los Angeles and was well-liked
by the Lakers' roster before Mitch Kupchak & Co. decided to
hire Brown, who lasted just over a year and was axed five games into this season.

Shaw has since served as an assistant to Frank Vogel in Indiana and is among a list of potential candidates available to coach the Sixers, ranging from the unsexy (Michael Curry) to the very sexy (the Van Gundys).

Of course, being available and rising to the top of the Sixers' list does not mean there exists any reciprocal interest on Shaw's part.

The Sixers' job is also made a tougher sell by the franchise's current lack of direction. No coach with name value, who will surely have offers from other franchises, will want with this job without knowing exactly what the hell is going to happen with Andrew Bynum.

Then again, that's exactly what makes Shaw's candidacy so interesting.

Assuming he can even play, which remains to be seen, it's unclear that there will be any way of getting through to Bynum short of money and years.

But there are far worse candidates than Brian Shaw, and far worse directions for this franchise, with or without the the tall kid with the funny hair.

Does either have a legitimate interest in the Sixers? Maybe they'll talk.

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

BOX SCORE

SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.

Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.

The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.

Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.

It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).

The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.

There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.

Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.