Brian Shaw Speaker Profile
Brian Shaw Biography
Brian Shaw was born March 22, 1966 in Oakland, Californiaand is a retired American professional basketball player and current assistant coach for the Los AngelesLakers of the NBA. At 6' 6 he could play both guard spots, but was usedprimarily at point guard over the course of his 14 seasons in the league.
In 1988, Shaw signed a one year contract with the Celtics. In 1989, Shaw signeda two-year contract to play with an Italian team, Il Messaggero Roma. At theend of January 1990, Shaw signed a 5 year deal with the Celtics. In June ofthat year, Shaw told the Celtics he planned to play for Il Messaggero duringthe 1990 season. The ensuing contract dispute, Boston Celtics v. Brian Shaw,which Shaw lost, became arelatively famous sports law case and is read in many law school contractsclasses.
During his NBA career, he played for the Celtics, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic,Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, and LosAngeles Lakers. He was a member of four squads that made NBA Finalsappearances: the 1995 Magic and the 2000, 2001, and 2002 Lakers (with the Lakerteams all winning championships).
He also played for the US national team in the 1986 FIBAWorld Championship, winning the gold medal. Shaw hit a key 3 point basket inthe waning moments of the gold medal game vs. the USSR that the U.S. won by 2.
While a member of the Heat, on April 8, 1993, Shaw hit a then-NBA record tenthree-point field goals (out of 15 attempts) against the Milwaukee Bucks at theBradley Center, finishing with 32 points. Starting in 1994, he was one-half ofthe popular Shaw-Shaq Redemption (named after The ShawshankRedemption), an alley-oop from Shaw to Shaquille O'Neal that was popular withfans in both Orlando and Los Angeles (Shaw and O'Neal were also Laker teammates).In an interview with The Miami Herald in 2007, O'Neal claimed that the teammatehe had most respected in his career was Shaw.
On NBA All-Star Weekend in 2000, held in Oakland, Shawreceived a key to the City of Oakland along with his fellow Oakland nativesKidd and Payton.
Shaw retired following the 200203 season. He worked for the Lakers as anOakland-based scout during the 200304 season. He was appointed assistant coachof the Lakers during the 200405 season, a position he still holds (as of 200910).
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