Nuggets tab Brian Shaw as new head coach

06/25/2013 1:11 PM ET
By Joe Faragalli

Brian Shaw has agreed to become the next head coach of the Denver Nuggets.(AP)
While the Doc Rivers-Los Angeles Clippers saga has grabbed the majority of the post-NBA Finals headlines, the Denver Nuggets have quietly found the man who'll lead their team who won 57 games this past season.

According to the Denver Post, Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw has agreed to become the new head coach, replacing the recently-fired George Karl, who was let go despite being named NBA Coach of the Year for 2012-13.

Shaw will be introduced at a press conference at the Pepsi Center on Tuesday, according to the Post.

Monday evening, Shaw spoke to the Post and expressed his appreciation to the Nuggets organization for choosing him and giving him his first opportunity.

A 15-year NBA veteran, Shaw played for seven teams from 1988-2003, winning three titles with the Lakers in the early 2000s. After his retirement, was part of Phil Jackson's staff as a Lakers assistant from 2005-11, and spent the last two seasons as an assistant to Indiana head coach Frank Vogel - helping the Pacers reach the Eastern Conference Finals and take the eventual champion Heat to seven games.

Shaw's name has been rumored for several head coaching gigs over the years, and after his reported hire, his former boss in Los Angeles Tweeted that "I think the Nuggets are going to benefit from his tenure."

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