TheFriday saw Darvin Ham become their new head coach. Rob Pelinka, general manager, praised the announcement. Assistant's “no-nonsense, hard-working approach”
The Lakers stated that Ham had signed an agreement for a multi-year contract but didn't provide any details. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported last week that Ham had signed a four-year contract.
Ham, 48 has been an assistant coach with the NBA for the last 11 seasons, which includes two years with the Lakers in 2011-13. He also worked nine seasons under Bucks coachIn And They won the 2021 NBA Championship together.
Wojnarowski last week reported that Ham's hiring was influenced by his Lakers experience. Sources say that Ham's strength and toughness, as well as his experience coaching star players and being a player and assistant coach, were all factors the team liked.
Pelinka stated in a statement that Darvin's “no-nonsense, hard-working approach” will be immediately recognizable by fans and players. This will give Pelinka a competitive edge and toughness to everything she does. “Add to that Darvin's deep understanding of the game and his sophisticated grasp of ingame strategy, and you have the ideal coach for the next chapter in Lakers' history. Darvin Ham has been named our new head coach. We couldn't be happier.
Ham will be charged with turning around the Lakers team that finished 33-49 last season and missed out on the playoffs. Frank Vogel was fired. Wojnarowski was told by sources that Ham must find a way of incorporating.With the franchisor's framework And . Sources claim that it was a major topic in every Lakers coaching interview.
A news conference introducing the project has been set for Monday.