Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Hamm has agreed to a four-year deal to become the next head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, sources told ESPN Friday.
Sources said Hamm separated himself in the process in recent days, interviewing Lakers officials on Thursday and inspired by Friday afternoon’s show. Sources said the Lakers team was sold on the basis of an important position, its solidity, its history in coaching stars, and the championship pedigree as an assistant and player. An important history with the Lakers franchise for two seasons – 2011-2013 – played a part in his appointment as well.
Hamm will be tasked with bringing the Lakers back after the season after a disastrous 33-49 season that cost Frank Vogel his job. One of Ham’s most important directives: find a way to integrate the Hall of Fame Keeper in the future Russell Westbrook Under the franchise with LeBron James And the Anthony Davis. It was an important topic in every interview with the Lakers coach in the process, sources said.
“Very congratulations!!!!!!!! Congratulations and welcome to Coach Daham!!” mosques chirp Friday night in response to hiring.
Hamm was part of one of the league’s most successful coaching trees under Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer – including Memphis’ Taylor Jenkins and Utah’s Quinn Snyder and Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson. Hamm spent nine seasons with Budenholzer in Atlanta and Milwaukee, including winning the 2021 NBA Championship together.
“I’m so happy for him” Bucks Star Giannis Antikonmo He told ESPN, referring to Ham. “He’s the one for them. He keeps it real with you. He doesn’t have a BA at all. It’s a fun time. He deserves it more than anyone.”
Hamm played eight seasons in the NBA, winning a championship with the Detroit Pistons in 2004.
Sources said the Lakers interviewed two finalists this week – Hamm and Terry Stotts. After meeting Hamm, the franchise leaders knew they had their coach.
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