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While watching a playoff game on television that spring, Shaw saw the report. The Lakers had hired Mike Brown instead. “I felt like I had done everything that was asked of me, went above and beyond,” Shaw said. “Worked my way up from player. I scouted, assistant coach, and had a good rapport with players. And at the end of the day it didn’t work out.”
He spoke Thursday while sitting on a table inside the Lakers practice facility. Julius Randle shot free throws while Jordan Clarkson chatted with reporters. Shaw wore a gray Lakers tee and black sweatpants. Five years after emptying his closet, he is working to rebuild his supply. “I was so – I don’t want to say bitter – but I was upset when I left,” Shaw said.
He said three weeks after interviewing for the head job, he still had not heard from the Lakers. “Usually when a team knows that they’re not going to hire you,” Shaw said, “they call you and say, ‘Hey, we appreciate your interview, we decided to go a different direction.’ At that time I had never gotten that call.”
The Los Angeles Lakers announced today that the team has hired Jud Buechler, Brian Keefe, and Theo Robertson as player development coaches on Head Coach Luke Walton’s staff, joining associate head coach Brian Shaw and assistant coaches Jesse Mermuys and Mark Madsen. Additionally, it was announced that Casey Owens has been named assistant coach/advance professional scout and Will Scott has been named to the staff as video coordinator.