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Brian Shaw recalled a conversation he had with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about life after basketball. Shaw remembers the former Lakers great saying how his body underwent changes immediately after he retired. “He said all of a sudden you just stop that regimen you had for all those years and that his body went into shock,” Shaw said. “I started to feel like that. Kobe’s regimen is even more crazy than anyone that I’ve ever been around. So it’s going to be interesting to see.”
Brian Shaw got a shot, of course, with the Denver Nuggets that didn’t work out, and maybe he’ll get another look in a few years. Both Cleamons and Rambis got shots with other teams (Cleamons with the Mavericks; Rambis with the Timberwolves, after an interim stint with the Lakers), but they didn’t get second shots, which was a little surprising. I have never heard any specific aversion to bringing in Phil disciples, though I do suspect teams aren’t crazy about trying to sell the merits of the triangle to today’s players.
But behind the ferocious Manimal mask, there’s a raw vulnerability, perhaps the result of Faried being told so often he wasn’t good enough to be a big-time college recruit or learn to shoot in the NBA or make Team USA. So when former Nuggets coach Brian Shaw picked and poked at each little negative aspect of his skill set, Faried blew up. The Denver locker room got slimed in the explosion. “If you don’t have a coach that believes in you, then what’s the point of going out there and playing?” Faried said. “If your coach doesn’t have faith in you and puts you out in the fire against all these great players, you’re going to get torched.”
Denver general manager Tim Connelly conducted a sit-down with D’Antoni in California on Tuesday, league sources said. D’Antoni’s vaunted running game fits into Denver’s determination that it wants to play faster in the future. Melvin Hunt, the interim coach in the wake of Brian Shaw’s firing, remains a strong contender to retain the full-time job, league sources said.
Former Nuggets coach Brian Shaw is interested in replacing Gentry as the Warriors associate head coach, a source told Yahoo Sports. Shaw is an Oakland native who attended Warriors practice on Saturday. The Shaw family recently moved back to their Oakland Hills home.