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Brian Shaw | Guard

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (50) / 3/22/1966
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 200
College: UC-Santa Barbara
Drafted: 1988 / Rd. 1 (24) / BOS

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Brian Shaw will reportedly be the Lakers' associate head coach on Luke Walton's staff.
After burning out with the Nuggets, it'll likely take some time before Shaw is presented with another head coaching opportunity, but becoming the associate head coach on Walton's staff is certainly a step in the right direction. May 22 - 6:38 PM
Source: ESPN

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Brian Shaw is nearing a deal to join the Lakers as a lead assistant coach.

He was viewed as one of the top assistants for years, but a rough time in Denver changed the perception of Shaw being a top head-coaching candidate. Shaw played 14 seasons in the NBA, including his final four with the Lakers during the Phil Jackson era.
May 21 - 5:52 PM

Brian Shaw is considering joining the Lakers as an assistant coach.

Shaw has been offered a spot on head coach Luke Walton's staff and is currently mulling the offer. "I have some decisions to make fairly shortly," Shaw said. "I have an offer and I have some options." Shaw hasn't received much interest from teams with head coaching vacancies, so taking an assistant job might be his best bet for now.
May 19 - 1:48 PM

Brian Shaw is unlikely to interview for the vacant Knicks head coach position.

Shaw has been connected to the Knicks due to his familiarity with Phil Jackson and the triangle offense, but it doesn't look like he'll pursue that opening. "Kurt Rambis is there," Shaw said. "He's very adept at running the triangle, and if Phil Jackson wanted a coach that's going to run that system for him, he has a guy that's there that he has confidence in." While Knicks fans may not want to hear it, it sounds like Kurt Rambis may shed his interim title in the near future.
Source: ESPN
May 10 - 11:01 AM

The Kings and Brian Shaw have mutual interest in agreeing to terms on a head-coaching deal.

Shaw was a very popular coaching candidate four years ago, but his time in Denver did not go well at all. Every team is different, but Shaw having some issues with players' efforts may seem like a bad fit for this team. The Kings are expected to look at around 20 coaching candidates.
Apr 20 - 6:12 PM

Brian Shaw moved his family back to Oakland Hills and was at the Warriors practice on Saturday.

With Alvin Gentry headed to New Orleans next season, Shaw has to be considered as the heavy favorite to be a lead assistant with the Warriors. He was the most coveted assistant when he was with the Pacers, but his time in Denver was a bit of a fiasco.
Sat, May 30, 2015 08:36:00 PM

Nuggets president Josh Kroenke said he didn't see the lack of communication between Brian Shaw and the players until later in Shaw's tenure.

"The thing I thought was the most surprising is I thought communication was going to be one of our strong points between our staff and our players, and it turned out to be that it wasn’t one of our strong points," Kroenke said. "Communication from coaching staff to players was something that I thought was lacking." The Nuggets had much better success with Melvin Hunt and he might be able to keep his job even with Mike D'Antoni making a push. As for Shaw, he is going to need to do a lot of things to go right to get a head coaching job.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, May 22, 2015 03:23:00 PM

A person close to Brian Shaw said that the former Magic guard and head coach of the Nuggets would "absolutely" be "very interested" if or when the head coaching job in Orlando opens up.

Magic CEO Alex Martins has said that the Magic will not begin looking for their next head coach until after the season, but he did indicate that they have received substantial interest. Shaw may be interested in the job, but given his recent (and ugly) breakup with the Denver Nuggets, and his inability to understand and take control of a young locker room, he's likely very low on the Magic's list of potential replacements.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 08:52:00 AM

The Nuggets organization is not currently looking for a long-term solution to their head coaching vacancy just yet.

Melvin Hunt is expected take over as the interim head coach for Nuggets as they finish their season, but the Denver organization would first like to decide on a direction and then look at what prospective head coach best fits that model. Mike D'Antoni's name has surfaced as a possible candidate, but it's currently too early in the process to take any reports on prospective head coaches too seriously.
Tue, Mar 3, 2015 04:00:00 PM

Melvin Hunt is expected to take over as interim head coach of the Denver Nuggets, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.

The did not have shootaround after firing Brian Shaw on Tuesday, but are expected to address the media later in the afternoon. It will be interesting to see how Hunt (or whoever takes over) adjusts Shaw's inconsistent rotations, but Kenneth Faried's fantasy owners will have to hope that a new head coach helps get the Manimal back on track.
Tue, Mar 3, 2015 01:03:00 PM

The Denver Nuggets have fired head coach Brian Shaw, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

This move doesn't come as a huge shock as the Denver currently sits at 20-39 with Shaw thish season.. We'll have to wait and see what the Nuggets' plan is for Shaw's replacement, but fantasy owners have to be happy with this news as it's been near impossible to predict Shaw's rotations.
Tue, Mar 3, 2015 12:27:00 PM

General manager Tim Connelly said the Nuggets will be "very, very aggressive right now" in regard to trying to alter the roster.

The trade rumors are starting to strengthen in Denver and most of the forwards figure to be on the block. Some of the most common names popping up are J.J. Hickson, Arron Afflalo, Wilson Chandler and JaVale McGee. Fantasy owners of Chandler and Afflalo might want to prepare for a dip in fantasy output.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Feb 4, 2015 02:54:00 PM

When addressing the media following Sunday’s practice, Nuggets' head coach Brian Shaw said at times it seems like the guys on his roster are trying to lose games.

"It just looks like you almost have to try to lose as bad, and in the way we've been losing," Shaw said. "At that point, something gives. The decision-makers at some point are going to make a decision. And everybody is going to have to live with it." Denver is a disaster right now, losing eight of their past nine games, and Shaw is speaking like a guy who knows his time is coming to an end.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Feb 3, 2015 05:09:00 PM

Ty Lawson said that he believe Nuggets coach Brian Shaw is "getting fed up."

At this point, can you blame him? His team is underperforming, inconsistent and without identity. "You can tell his spirit is getting lower and lower. Just game in and game out, I guess we’re not executing the way we want to or according to the game plan. There’s always a ‘my bad’ or a ‘my fault," Lawson said. Those are troubling words from Lawson, and it's nice to see the players taking the responsibility for their poor play vs. blaming it solely on Shaw. Denver is officially a mess.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Feb 2, 2015 12:14:00 PM

Brian Shaw shook up his starting lineup for the second half of the Nuggets' blow out loss to the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

After giving up 45 points to the Blazers in the second quarter, Shaw swapped out regular starters Arron Afflalo, Kenneth Faried and Timofey Mozgov in favor of J.J. Hickson, Alonzo Gee and Darrell Arthur. "I started a different group in the second half, a group that I thought was going to at least fight and go out fighting, regardless of what happened," Shaw said. "So we go from a 45-point second quarter to a 46-point second half that we gave up. With benchings like this happening more often than a Denver snow storm, it's getting harder and harder for fantasy owners to trust starting any Nuggets players.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 12:31:00 PM

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