A source told FanHouse the Lakers assistant is finalizing a deal to join the Cavaliers just one day before James' much-anticipated free agency begins. Shaw was a finalist with former New Orleans and New Jersey coach Byron Scott after Michigan State coach Tom Izzo declined the team's offer earlier this month.
Shaw has been an assistant with the Lakers for several years and many think he is more than ready to become a head man. It was thought he would be a strong candidate in Los Angeles should Phil Jackson chose not to return.
Shaw's agent is reportedly in Cleveland finalizing a deal while Shaw has been on the phone putting together a staff.