Nuggets’ Coach Has No Regrets About Lakers
Had things turned out differently two years ago, the Nuggets could be traveling to face (Coach Brian) Shaw and the Lakers rather than coming to town with him. But not even job endorsements from Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson could land him the Lakers’ job.
“Regardless of how it ended, I don’t have any regrets,” Shaw said. “Those were some of the best times that I experienced. I will always cherish them.”
Asked if there were any hard feelings lingering now, two years after being passed over for the head coaching job with the Lakers after Jackson’s retirement in 2011, Shaw said: “No, no. You know, it’s the nature of the business. I found that out pretty quickly. I preach to our players to get on to the next play; let that last play go, and I try to do the same thing, too. Every decision is not my decision. It’s not going to work out the way I want it to work out. So I’ve just got to move on.”