Denver Nuggets hire Brian Shaw as head coach

(VigilantSports)

Brian Shaw finally has a team to call his own.

After several near misses,  longtime NBA assistant Brian Shaw was named the new head coach of the Denver Nuggets.

It looked like Brian Shaw was going to go another off-season without landing a head coaching gig. Shaw interviewed with the Brooklyn Nets and  Los Angeles Clippers before Jason Kidd and Doc Rivers were hired, respectfully.

The Denver Nuggets have hired the former Indiana Pacers assistant coach to replace George Karl.

Shaw brings a championship pedigree to the Nuggets — who have struggled to go deep into the playoffs under former head coach George Karl — who was fired on June 6th. Shaw has won five championships as a player and coach with the Los Angeles Lakers as a player and assistant coach for Phil Jackson.

Shaw is given extensive credit for the development for Paul George and Lance Stephenson. The Nuggets are full of great young talent and effective veterans — maybe a young face like Shaw will be able to jump-start the Nuggets — who won 57 games last season before losing in the first round to the Golden State Warriors.

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