Milwaukee Bucks Assistant Head Coach Darvin Ham hired by Los Angeles Lakers

 | May 30, 2022


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Darvin Ham agreed to a four-year deal with the Lakers on Friday.

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Announced via sources of ESPN on Thursday, the Los Angeles Lakers have brought Milwaukee Bucks former Assistant Head Coach Darvin Ham to the team. Ham will serve as head coach for the Lakers over the next four years.

It's said that the Lakers took notice of Ham's stature and toughness, his history of coaching star players, and his championship pedigree as an assistant and player. He also spent time with the Los Angeles Lakers from 2011-to 2013.

Now, Ham will be responsible for a Lakers team that has Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, and Anthony Davis. He'll now need to find a way to incorporate all three of these players into a well-run system.

Los Angeles finished with a record of 33-49 last season, missing the playoffs. Most would say that this is what cost former head coach Frank Vogel his job. 

In response to the hiring, James tweeted: "So damn EXCITED!!!!!!!! Congrats and welcome Coach DHam!!" Ham spent nine seasons with Budenholzer in Atlanta and Milwaukee, including winning the 2021 NBA championship together.

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo also chimed in, stating: "I'm so happy for him. He's the right fit for them. He keeps it real with you. No BS at all. It's about damn time. He deserves it more than anyone."

Ham also won an NBA Championship as a player with the Detroit Pistons in 2004, he played eight seasons in the NBA as well. His experience as a player should help him connect with the Lakers roster as well.

What he plans to do with that roster is yet to be determined, but definitely something that needs to be addressed. There is no doubt that changes are coming in the offseason for the Los Angeles Lakers.

 

 

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Ricky Gray

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