Luke Walton’s coaching staff has a familiar ring to it.
Brian Shaw and Mark Madsen were selected to be two of Walton’s three main assistant coaches, the Lakers announced Friday. They are each former players and assistants for the Lakers.
Shaw worked on Phil Jackson’s staff and also won three championships as a Lakers player in the early 2000s. Shaw was the Denver Nuggets’ head coach for almost two seasons.
Madsen was on the Lakers’ staff the past two years under Coach Byron Scott. He won championships as a player in 2001 and 2002.
Filling out Walton’s staff was Jesse Mermuys, who was with the Toronto Raptors’ organization as the head coach of their Development League team. Like Walton, he is a University of Arizona graduate.