EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers today announced the hiring of Associate Head Coach Brian Shaw and Assistant Coach Jesse Mermuys to Head Coach Luke Walton’s coaching staff. In addition, Mark Madsen has been retained as an Assistant Coach.
Shaw returns to the Lakers organization after winning five championships with the franchise; three as a player (2000-02) and two as an assistant coach (2009 and 2010). The Oakland native brings a wealth of coaching experience to the bench after serving as Head Coach of the Denver Nuggets for two seasons (2013-15), Associate Head Coach of the Indiana Pacers for two years (2011-13), and seven seasons as an assistant coach with the Lakers (2004-11).
In Indiana, Shaw helped lead the Pacers to the postseason both years, including a run to the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals. Before joining the Lakers bench, the 50-year-old served as a scout for the team for the 2003-04 campaign after concluding his playing career as a Laker following the 2002-03 season.