Darvin Ham hired as new Lakers head coach

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Adrian Wojnarowski: The Lakers have hired Darvin Ham as coach, sources tell ESPN.
Source: Twitter @wojespn

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Dan Favale @danfavale
sixers fans seeing the lakers get darvin ham instead of doc rivers pic.twitter.com/ibbDXwcJqO8:30 PM

Kane Pitman @KanePitman
Pumped for Darvin Ham. Finally gets his opportunity. – 8:26 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
The Lakers have hired Darvin Ham as coach, sources tell ESPN. – 8:23 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I think the Lakers would do well to get Terry Stotts or Kenny Atkinson, but I’m rooting for Darvin Ham to get his chance to be a head coach. He’s been close for a while now and I want to see him get that opportunity. – 6:08 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN Sources: The Lakers interviewed former Blazers coach Terry Stotts for franchise’s head coaching job in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Two more assistants will meet with LA in near future — Golden State’s Kenny Atkinson and Milwaukee’s Darvin Ham. – 6:03 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
For the sickos who like to watch, Wednesday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast, YouTube version! We get insight on Darvin Ham from @Kane Pitman of @lockedonbucks! Does Ham make sense for the Lakers’ next coach? @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
youtube.com/watch?v=COJEIP…3:46 PM

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
The ⁦⁦⁦⁦@latimessports⁩ has this from ⁦@Dan Woike⁩ and ⁦@Brad Turner⁩ on: Terry Stotts, Darvin Ham, Kenny Atkinson: What to know about Lakers coaching candidates latimes.com/sports/lakers/…12:09 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Monday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast! We get a scouting report on Darvin Ham from @Kane Pitman (@lockedonbucks)! Ham seems to be the frontrunner for the Lakers coaching job. Is he a good fit on paper? #FirstListen @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sco…10:47 AM

More on this storyline

 

Adrian Wojnarowski: Lakers had formal interview with the Bucks assistant on Thursday and offered job today, sources said. Ham takes over the Lakers as a first-time head coach. -via Twitter @wojespn / May 27, 2022

Shams Charania: Sources: The Los Angeles Lakers are hiring Bucks assistant Darvin Ham on a four-year contract. -via Twitter @ShamsCharania / May 27, 2022

Most of the front office, it seems, has zeroed in on Darvin Ham, with former head coaches Terry Stotts (Portland) and Kenny Atkinson (Brooklyn) also in the mix. Ham was briefly an assistant with the Lakers, and according to league sources, he is the favorite of the Phil Jackson-Kurt Rambis layer of Lakers decision-makers. “I think those guys want a young coach they can mold a little bit,” one Western Conference executive told Heavy.com. “I do not think Darvin is a pushover by any means. I just think that they want a guy they can point in the direction they want to go, more traditional basketball, using Russell Westbrook a certain way.” -via Heavy.com / May 26, 2022

 

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