Brian Shaw To Coach G League Select Team

JUNE 9: Shaw’s hiring was officially confirmed today in a press release issued by the G League.

“Brian’s extensive experience and success as an NBA player and coach make him a natural choice to lead the new NBA G League team,” NBAGL president Shareef Abdur-Rahim said in a statement. “We look forward to watching these terrific young players develop their skills and grow as professionals under Brian’s leadership.”

JUNE 1: Veteran NBA coach Brian Shaw has agreed to become the head coach of the NBA G League’s new “Select Team,” sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

That G League squad will be made up of a handful of top prospects who opted not to play college ball, as well as several veteran players who will be tasked with mentoring the youngsters. The 2020/21 NBAGL Select Team – which will play exhibition games against other G League teams but won’t be part of the league’s official schedule – will include guards Jalen Green and Daishen Nix, forward Isaiah Todd, and center Kai Sotto.

Shaw, who was the head coach in Denver from 2013-15, has also served as an assistant coach for the Lakers and Pacers. He had two separate stints with the Lakers, most recently holding the title of associate head coach from 2016-19 under Luke Walton.

We heard back in April that Shaw was receiving consideration to coach the G League Select Team, along with David Fizdale and Sam Mitchell. At the time, it sounded as if Mitchell was on track to becoming the club’s head coach, with the other two men potentially being involved in some capacity. Now that Shaw has been tabbed for the head coaching position, we’ll see if Fizdale and Mitchell have any sort of roles with the Select Team.

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6 thoughts on “Brian Shaw To Coach G League Select Team

  1. nentwigs

    Are the rumors accurate that the team name will be…

    Wait for it….

    G Wilikers !!

  2. Excuse me if I missed something or if it’s in the article I just don’t see it. So isn’t the G League canceled for the year? So I guess they’re going to play exhibition games in the G League? Not understanding. Why name Brian Shaw coach if there’s not going to be games? I know the answer is probably obvious I’m just not seeing it. Thanks for your help.

    • x%sure

      In December. By then, everything will make sense, is the hope. It would help if there were signs of intelligence & leadership and preparedness showing up already, but no.

  3. Skip, Tampa

    This is not a G League team at all. It’s a Sponsors team and a scam at best.
    Need Shaw on board now to help talk more players out of the Draft and College.
    Just don’t like the G League All Star show team garbage.

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