TheDarvin Ham was hired as their new head coach.
Prior to joining The Lakers, he worked as an assistant for the current NBA Champion. He worked for Milwaukee's head coach. The pair has been together since 2013, when they joined the .
Ham has been working in Los Angeles for many years. He worked as an assistant with the Lakers between 2011 and 2013. He will take over a team that failed to meet expectations last season. Los Angeles was 33-49 and missed out on the playoffs. Frank Vogel was fired in April and he is now his replacement.
Lakers superstarHe was one of the first to welcome his new coach on the team.
So damn EXCITED!!!!!!!! Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Coach DHam!! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 #LakeShow💜💛
— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 28, 2022
“This major..Congrats D Ham!” !”
He was the first-time coach and he played for six NBA teams, winning a championship with them.2004
He played four games against James during Ham's time in Detroit. James was also with the Detroit Tigers..
Magic Johnson, the legend of Lakers basketball expressed his excitement Thank you for your new addition.
“I'm thrilled that Darvin has been hired as coach by the Lakers.” Congratulations!!”
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Some Ham's former players enjoyThon Maker, and Thon Maker were some of the others to weigh in on Twitter.
Coach Ham congratulations OG🤞🏿💯
— Bobby BP Portis (@BPortistime) May 28, 2022
I am very happy for my guy DHam.!
Massive congrats to the Lakers spot✊🏿💯
— Thon Maker ™ (@ThonMaker14) May 28, 2022
Congratulations to Darvin Ham… Darvin Ham was patient and did the right thing! He was a great hire for Laker Nation…💯💯💯
— DeMarre Carroll (@DeMarreCarroll1) May 28, 2022
— Kenny Baze (@24Bazemore) May 28, 2022
— Jason “The Jet” Terry (@jasonterry31) May 28, 2022
— 35 (@Chriswood_5) May 28, 2022
D Ham is a fantastic coach and person. Michigan's finest! Congrats D Ham.
— Wilson Chandler (@wilsonchandler) May 28, 2022