NBA Champion and former Head Coach Brian Shaw will visit India to tip off NBA’s premier events: ACG-NBA Jump National Finals (in Noida), Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA City Finals (in Jaipur) and NBA Jam (in Mumbai).
Shaw will make his first stop in Noida on February 24, where he will share personal drills and training techniques with participants of the national finals of ACG-NBA Jump, India’s first national basketball talent search program, at Jaypee Greens, Noida. The national finals, which will be held between February 22-25, is the culmination of a 5-month program that took place across six regions — Delhi, Ludhiana, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.
From Noida, Shaw will travel to Jaipur on the 26th, where he will share tips with students at the St. Edmunds School, as part of the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program, a comprehensive youth basketball initiative that applies the values of basketball to positively impact the lives of Indian boys and girls.
Shaw will then move to Mumbai on February 27 to engage with the youth of Mumbai at the NBA Jam program to be held at the K. J. Somaiya College.
Over 14 years in the NBA, Shaw played for seven different teams including the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won three consecutive NBA Championships from 2000 to 2002. Following his retirement as a player, Shaw joined the coaching staff of Lakers head coach and Hall of Famer Phil Jackson, where he won two more Championships (2009, 2010). Shaw joined the Indiana Pacers as an assistant coach in 2011 before being named head coach of the Denver Nuggets in 2013.