Jan 21, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Jeff Pendergraph and assistant coach Jim Boylen and assistant head coach Brian Shaw during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum. Indiana defeated Memphis 82-81. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Shaw hired as Denver Nuggets head coach

 

 

Brian Shaw will be hired as the new coach of the Denver Nuggets according to the Denver Post. The Indiana Pacers assistant and Phil Jackson disciple  will take over a Nuggets team coming off it’s best season in franchise history. This will be Shaw’s first head coaching job.

Shaw is only 47 years old and a player’s coach. He spent six seasons with the Lakers and the past two with the Indiana Pacers.Shaw was instrumental in the development of All-Star Paul George and was requested by Kobe Bryant to be the Los Angeles Lakers coach when Phil Jackson left. It will be interesting to see if he brings the triangle offense to Denver as the Nuggets players don’t really fit the system.

Brian Shaw is from Oakland California and played in the NBA from 1988-2003.  He played for seven different teams during his NBA career. Shaw won three championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and went to the finals in 1995 with the Orlando Magic

Brian Shaw has big shoes to fill in replacing George Karl the NBA’s reigning coach of the year. But for Nuggets fans after weeks of uncertainty the future is looking very bright. Maybe Josh Kroenke had a plan all along.

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