Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 6/24/13
At long last, Brian Shaw is getting his first chance to coach an NBA team. The former guard for the Los Angeles Lakers and Phil Jackson pupil has agreed to succeed George Karl as coach of the Denver Nuggets, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday night because the deal hadn't been officially announced. Still, it was the buzz of the basketball world. "I think the Nuggets are going to benefit from his tenure," Jackson tweeted. The Denver Post first announced the agreement with Shaw, the Indiana Pacers assistant who told the newspaper he's been "prepared by the best of the best" for his first NBA head coaching job, adding "I feel like I've waited and paid my dues." Shaw is a longtime assistant who has interviewed about a dozen times for head coaching positions but kept coming up short until Monday. He beat out Lionel Hollins, the former Memphis Grizzlies coach. The Nuggets called a news conf...
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