NEWS: Lakers Nearing Deal with Brian Shaw

NEWS: Lakers Nearing Deal with Brian Shaw

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The Lakers appear to be closing in on a deal with Brian Shaw to be their first coach on Luke Walton’s staff.

Brian Shaw was most recently a coach with the Nuggets during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 NBA seasons and an assistant with the Lakers and Pacers. Shaw is highly revered around the league as an assistant, but struggled to connect with the younger players as a head coach. Hopefully under Luke he can bring the experience to the bench that the Lakers will need.