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Brian Shaw | Guard

Team: Denver Nuggets
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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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

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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

Brian Shaw stated during a recent interview that he will not hesitate to bench his starters if the Nuggets don't get off to a good start.

"What I have to do better is recognize when we don’t get off to a good start and when guys aren’t really getting into it, then I have to immediately go to the bench," said Shaw. Shaw has already replaced Danilo Gallinari with Wilson Chandler in the starting lineup, and Timofey Mozgov's minutes have gone down with each game. Mozgov still remains in the starting lineup, but it's looking like the Nuggets could implore a timeshare with Mozgov, JaVale McGee, and Jusuf Nurkic, which would essentially cancel out the fantasy value of each player. Stay tuned.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 01:22:00 PM

Coach Brian Shaw said he wants to bring Ty Lawson to a Broncos practice to watch Peyton Manning lead and he is expecting more out of Lawson than any other player.

The Nuggets have a lot more depth than they did to end their season, but the 26-year-old guard is still expected to carry the offensive load. Last season was by far his worst shooting performance at 43.1 percent from the field, but he should be back around his career 47.4 percent with some extra help. He's a low-end No. 1 point guard in fantasy leagues and is worth a look in the third round.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 01:52:00 PM

Coach Brian Shaw believes the Nuggets do not need to make any additional roster moves following Thursday's draft.

The Nuggets were one of the winners and started off the day with a bang, acquiring Arron Afflalo for just Evan Fournier and a second-round pick. They also dealt the 11th pick to the Bulls for No. 16 and 19, which turned into Jusuf Nurkic and Gary Harris, respectively. One year after the Nuggets were one of the shallowest teams due to injury, they're going to have a nice amount of depth. Yes, Shaw is saying the Nuggets don't need to go after Kevin Love. No, we're not sure if we believe him.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 10:04:00 PM

The Denver Nuggets remain in the hunt for Kevin Love, despite the fact that the All-Star forward is believed to be unwilling to sign a long-term contract with the Nuggets.

ESPN's Chris Broussard reported that the Nuggets are offering Kenneth Faried, Wilson Chandler and the No. 11 pick for Kevin Love. The deal on the surface does not seem like enough to lure Love away from Minnesota, but the Timberwolves will likely continue to field trade offers for Love throughout the entire offseason.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 05:05:00 PM

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