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Brian Shaw agrees to coach new G-League team

Brian Shaw

Former NBA player and assistant coach, Brian Shaw, has agreed to terms to coach a new G-League team. The team will be called the G-League Elite Pro team.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported the news via Twitter on Monday morning.

Shaw is best known for his days playing with the Kobe/Shaq Lakers. With that team, he won three NBA Championships. After retiring, he became an assistant coach with the Lakers, where he collected two more rings.

He served as an assistant with Los Angeles from 2005-2011, then shifted to the role of associate head coach with the Paul George-led Indiana Pacers for two years. Shaw built up enough good will to earn his only head coaching job with the Denver Nuggets from 2013-2015.

The G-League Elite Pro team is being described as a “pathway” to professional basketball. Some players are choosing to move directly to the G-League instead of enrolling in college. It appears the Elite Pro team will host some of those, and some graduate transfers.

Headlining the team is Jalen Green, who is expected to be the number one pick in 2020. Due to COVID-19, it is unclear when he will begin his new job.

Featured Image courtesy of Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post

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