INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have hired Brian Shaw as their assistant head coach and retained Dan Burke from the previous staff.
Shaw was an assistant for the Los Angeles Lakers last season. Pacers coach Frank Vogel says Shaw will be like a second head coach, and he wasn’t sure he could get him when he began seeking assistants.
Shaw and Vogel were on Los Angeles’ staff together during the 2005-2006 season. Shaw also played with Pacers president Larry Bird in Boston.
Vogel said Burke played a key role in Indiana’s turnaround last season, when the Pacers rallied from a 17-27 start to make the playoffs.
The Pacers plan to add a third assistant soon.