Sources: Brian Shaw to be Luke Walton's associate head coach

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Brian Shaw will join the Los Angeles Lakers coaching staff as Luke Walton's associate head coach, sources told ESPN.

A former Lakers assistant under Phil Jackson, Shaw previously was the head coach of the Denver Nuggets, but he was fired in the middle of the past season. He compiled a 56-85 record in less than two seasons at the helm.

Like Walton, Shaw is a former Lakers player who moved to the bench following his playing career. Walton played for the Lakers during Shaw's time as an assistant with the franchise, and the team won two titles during that span.

Shaw has also served as an assistant coach with the Indiana Pacers.