Brian Shaw Fired by Nuggets: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

March 3rd, 2015 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

Brian Shaw spent nearly a decade on an NBA bench as an assistant before landing his first head coaching job. The Denver Nuggets relieved him of those duties after less than two seasons. The team announced the decision on Tuesday: 

The Denver Nuggets have relieved Brian Shaw of his head coaching duties, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. Additionally, Melvin Hunt has been named interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

“I want to sincerely thank Brian for his time with our organization,” said Connelly. “You won’t find a better guy than Brian and he is one of the brightest basketball minds I’ve ever been around. Unfortunately things didn’t go as we hoped, but we know with his basketball acumen that he has a very bright future ahead of him.”

Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post first reported the firing, and Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports confirmed it.

Wojnarowski later reported that assistant Melvin Hunt will become the team's interim coach.

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