With the NBA releasing the schedule for the upcoming season, Los Angeles Lakers fans can begin to look forward to what should be a promising year at Staples Center.
Brian Keefe adds to a wealth of experience on head coach Luke Walton’s staff. Keefe has significant NBA experience, with 13 seasons–nine as an assistant coach–on the bench. His travels have taken him around the league, from New York and San Antonio to Los Angeles. He was a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder coaching staff that brought the 2012 team to the NBA Finals, before ultimately losing to LeBron James and the Miami Heat.
With a young staff, Keefe is the most experienced coach on Walton’s bench. He will work alongside Brian Shaw, Jesse Mermuys, Miles Simon, and Mark Madsen. Keefe joined the team prior to last season with Shaw and Mermuys. They were all part of the Lakers’ increased win total, which made the organization an attractive destination for LeBron in free agency.
Keefe also played collegiately UC Irvine and UNLV. He got his coaching start in college, originally working with South Florida and Bryant.
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