One of the many storylines surrounding the Lakers this offseason has been the creation of the coaching staff. After Luke Walton was hired to be the next head coach of the team, the focus immediately shifted to who would be joining him on the sidelines.
The Lakers officially announced three of those assistants, per Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News. The three coaches are Brian Shaw, Jesse Mermuys, and Mark Madsen.
Shaw and Mermuys’ additions were reported long ago. The former is a former Lakers’ assistant under Phil Jackson and a head coach in Denver. Mermuys has been an assistant in both Houston and Toronto, as well as the head coach of the Raptros’ D-League team.
Madsen is a bit of a surprise here as he is being retained from Byron Scott’s coaching staff. The former Lakers player was the head coach of the team’s Summer League roster last season.
Mermuys will be getting his feet wet quicker than most as he will be coaching the Lakers in the Las Vegas Summer League starting July 8.
The Lakers may look to add more voices to the coaching staff and the developmental staff behind the scenes. But as it stands now, this looks to be the core of the coaching for the Lakers next year.