The Los Angeles Clippers have started contract discussions with both Byron Scott and Brian Shaw, and talks with Scott are ongoing.

"They are getting there," an NBA executive said. "But they are still talking."

The Clippers have also interviewed Lionel Hollins for their head coach opening, but the two sides have not discussed a contract.

The Clippers are still holding out hope that they can land Doc Rivers from the Boston Celtics.

"The Clippers haven't identified a final candidate," an executive said.