Brian Shaw says he will coach Denver Nuggets, not Knicks, next season

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The New York Knicks are struggling to fill their head coach vacancy. Even with the presumed appeal of having Phil Jackson in charge, the Knicks apparently have a long ways to go until they find their man.

Brian Shaw, currently the head coach of the Denver Nuggets and a longtime assistant for the Los Angeles Lakers, was linked to the job for a while due to his familiarity with the triangle offense.

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The Knicks shot down that rumor earlier on Tuesday due to the cost of potentially trying to lure Shaw away from the Nuggets. In the interest of being thorough, I suppose, Brian Shaw confirmed on Tuesday night that he isn’t going anywhere.

Per Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post:

Denver general manager Tim Connelly also chimed in that he was comfortable that Shaw will remain with the Nuggets:

Shaw’s first season in Denver was largely a disappointment, though it is difficult to truly assess the work he did as head coach given the utterly terrible injury luck that befell the team.

There won’t be a lot of patience if the results don’t turn around for Shaw and the Nuggets in short order, however.