Brian Shaw is a perfect fit for the Denver Nuggets in more ways than one. He brings with him a championship pedigree of winning three NBA titles as a player for the Los Angeles Lakers, and serving as an assistant coach on the Lakers staff under the great Phil Jackson, who won 11 NBA titles as a head coach, which is most all-time.
In the past several seasons, Shaw has served as the associate head coach to Frank Vogel in Indianapolis. During this time, the Indiana Pacers have been known for their cutthroat defense. Shaw has definitely been an integral part in making Indiana’s defense extraordinary, and by developing some of the new superstars in the NBA today, Paul George and Roy Hibbert.
Back when he was an assistant for the Lakers, Shaw had the privilege of learning a gamete of teaching philosophies developed by the Zen master himself, Jackson. There is no doubt that the tutelage of Jackson, and his responsibilities as an associate for Indiana, have given him the ability to become the new head coach and leader the Denver Nuggets so desperately needed.
Look for him to use the patented triangle offense learned back from his Laker days to greatly improve the efficiency of the Nuggets half-court offense. Also, look for Denver to have a much tougher and improved defense in the 2013-14 NBA season. With the addition of these key components, along with their already proven run-and-gun style, especially in the thin air of the Mile-High City, don’t be surprised to see the Nuggets advance past the first round of the 2013-14 NBA playoffs. Actually, don’t count them out of making a deep run in the playoffs altogether.
As you can see, Shaw is a perfect fit to take over the reigns of the Denver Nuggets as their new head coach.