G League Ignite coach Brian Shaw offered extension, expected to sign deal, source says


The G League Ignite have offered head coach Brian Shaw a contract extension that he is expected to sign soon, a source told ESPN’s The Undefeated.

Shaw coached the Ignite in its inaugural season to a 8-7 record in the G League Bubble during the 2020-21 NBA season.

The Ignite had a mixture of elite high school graduates and veterans on their roster. Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga are two potential top-five 2021 NBA draft prospects who played for the Ignite.

Shaw, a five-time NBA champion, has nearly 30 years of experience as an NBA player and coach. He has also served as head coach with the Denver Nuggets from 2013-15.

The Ignite are unaffiliated with any existing NBA G League franchise or NBA team.



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