Ex-Laker Brian Shaw agrees to be Nuggets’ coach

Former Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw reportedly has agreed to become the Denver Nuggets next head coach.
(Michael Conroy / Associated Press)

A person with knowledge of the negotiations told the Associated Press that Indiana Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw has agreed to succeed George Karl as coach of the Denver Nuggets.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday night because the deal hadn’t been officially announced.

The Nuggets called a news conference for Tuesday afternoon to introduce their new coach.

The Denver Post first reported the agreement with Shaw, and the former Phil Jackson pupil told the newspaper he has been “prepared by the best of the best” for his first NBA head coaching job.


Shaw is a former NBA guard and longtime assistant NBA coach who has interviewed about a dozen times for head coaching positions but kept coming up short until Monday.


Police search near Hernandez’s home

Police again searched the area near the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, a week after his friend’s body was found about a mile away.

Some police officers wore wetsuits while searching woods near Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough, Mass., not far from the industrial park where Odin Lloyd’s body was found.

Lloyd, a 27-year-old semipro football player for the Boston Bandits, was found slain June 17. His relatives said he was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee, that the two men were friends and that the men were out together on the last night of Lloyd’s life.

An Attleborough District Court official said no new documents were available in connection with the case Monday morning. The Bristol County district attorney’s office also didn’t release any new information about the case, which its spokeswoman called “an active, ongoing investigation.”

A court official said last week that three search warrants had been issued, but none of them had been returned, meaning they weren’t yet public.

Hernandez hasn’t commented on the homicide investigation.


Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly said he has been told by doctors that he won’t need to undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatment after having surgery to remove cancerous cells in his jaw.

The former Buffalo Bills star made the announcement at his football camp in Buffalo, N.Y., and his comments were posted on the Bills’ website.

Kelly said he had the left side of his jaw and the teeth on that side of his mouth removed in surgery on June 7.


With an emphasis on destination diversity and expanding West Coast markets, the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences are strengthening their traditional ties with two matchups in California bowl games.

The Holiday Bowl in San Diego and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in the San Francisco Bay Area announced six-year agreements for teams from each conference to play each other starting in 2014.


Keilani Ricketts, a senior pitcher who led Oklahoma to its second consecutive College World Series and the NCAA softball championship this season, was named the winner of the Honda Cup as the collegiate female athlete of the year. Ricketts had a 35-1 record for the Sooners this season and was presented the award at the Galen Center at USC. She started all 56 games for Oklahoma, 20 at designated player including the championship game, in which she homered and had four runs batted in.


The United States improved its chances of reaching the knockout stage of the Under-20 World Cup, tying France, 1-1, at Istanbul, Turkey, on an 85th-minute goal by substitute Daniel Cuevas.

With France and Spain having won their openers, the U.S. needs a victory in its final match against Ghana to advance outright. But it could still advance as one of the four best third-place teams.