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Lakers hire Brian Shaw, Jesse Mermuys, and Mark Madsen as assistant coaches


Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers announced the hirings of three assistants for new head coach Luke Walton on Friday morning. After a lot of rumors and speculation, Brian Shaw will officially re-join the Lakers as associate head coach, with former Raptors 905 head coach also joining Luke Walton's staff.

The team will additionally retain Mark Madsen as an assistant after he served on former head coach Byron Scott's staff, and it is unknown when or if they will add to Walton's staff at this time.

In a separate release, the team announced their Las Vegas Summer League roster, which Mermuys will serve as head coach of, with Madsen (who coached the team in Las Vegas last year) and D-Fenders head coach Casey Owens serving as his assistants.

These are additions that were already reported, but them officially being in place allows the Lakers to begin fully preparing for Summer League, training camp, and beyond.

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