Report: Ex-Nuggets HC Brian Shaw Agrees to Coach Jalen Green's G League Team

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistJune 1, 2020

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 19: Assistant Coach Brian Shaw of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the game against the Houston Rockets on January 19, 2019 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Brian Shaw has reportedly agreed to become the head coach of the G League Select Team that will feature top prospect Jalen Green, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium and Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times.

The team will also include promising young players Daishen Nix, Isaiah Todd and Kai Sotto.

Shaw, 54, spent 14 seasons in the NBA with seven different teams and won three championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. He averaged 6.9 points and 4.2 assists for his career.

After Shaw retired, he served as an assistant coach for the Lakers for seven seasons and an assistant for the Indiana Pacers for one year before taking over as the head coach of the Denver Nuggets for two seasons (2013-15). He then returned to the Lakers as an associate head coach for three years.

Shaw went 56-85 with the Nuggets.

The collection of talent on the G League Select Team is impressive. As Ben Roberts of the Lexington Herald-Leader wrote:

"Jeff Crume, who has compiled the Recruiting Services Consensus Index rankings since 1998 pointed out to the Herald-Leader recently that the finalized list for the 2020 class would have given the G-League the nation's No. 4 recruiting class — if the G League was an actual college team — behind only Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina."

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Green is the No. 2 player in 247Sports' composite rankings for 2020, while Nix ranks 16th and Todd is 19th. Sotto, a 7'2" center from the Philippines, "had gotten attention during the recruiting process from several SEC schools but decided the G League's path toward preparing for the 2021 NBA draft was his best choice," according to the Associated Press.

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