In the intriguing tweet category Friday, Peter Vecsey wins with tweet 1 and 1A ...
Correction: I may have heard wrong about Pistons being mildly interested in Shaw. Might've been 76ers.— Peter Vecsey (@PeterVecsey1) June 7, 2013
Let us count the ways the tweet is intriguing :
--It suggests that the Nets are in the lead for Shaw, something that's not been reported;
--it raises the possibility that the Nets aren't as interested in Shaw as Adrian Wojnarowski and others have reported.
--And if not Shaw, then who? ...or who else?
Less delphic was this tweet about Lionel Hollins' chances of becoming Nets coach, from just before the Shaw tweets.
@jetfand Nets did not ask permission to speak to Hollins, nor do they have any interest in him— Peter Vecsey (@PeterVecsey1) June 7, 2013
As part of Vecsey's late night tweet-a-thon, he engaged in a discussion with former NBA player now Hoopshype writer Eddie Johnson. After an initial exchange, they protected the rest of the conversation, going all secret-skinny on us. Subject? What else? Mystery Man. Here's what was public.
@petervecsey1 sworn to secrecy right now but if it happens it will shock everyone.— Eddie A Johnson (@Jumpshot8) June 7, 2013
Vecsey, who's known to have good Nets sources, has provided the only news, so far this Friday morning, on the Nets pursuit of a new coach. There's no reports on whether the Nets will be meeting with any of the candidates and there may not be much more. The Nets brain trust, or a large part of it, is in Treviso, Italy, outside Venice, for the Adidas EuroCamp.
Stefan Bondy writes that the Nets lack of interest in George Karl --and limited interest in Lionel Hollins-- reflects what Shaq said about hiring decisions: time for a new generation: " A source said the Nets are looking for a "fresh face," which would also indicate Shaw is higher on the list than Hollins," wrote Bondy.