Report: Lakers hire Darvin Ham as head coach
Ham beat out former Portland Trail Blazers bench boss Terry Stotts and Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson to earn his first head coaching job. The deal is for four seasons, Wojnarowski reports.
The former NBA veteran gave the Lakers a favorable impression due to his championship experience and history of coaching several stars, Wojnarowski reports. The 48-year-old coached the likes of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kobe Bryant.
Ham was an assistant coach with the Lakers from 2011 to 2013. He later joined Mike Budenholzer's staff as an assistant twice - first with the Atlanta Hawks and then with the Bucks. Ham won a championship with Milwaukee last season.
James expressed excitement over the move on Twitter:
The Lakers interviewed Ham on Thursday and offered him the job Friday.
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