Sources say that the Los Angeles Lakers have named Darvin Ham, former coach of the Trail Blazers, as their head-coaching candidates.

Milwaukee BucksDarvin Ham is assistant coach. Portland Trail BlazersTerry Stotts, coach, are some of the candidates who advanced to the final round in interviews for the Los Angeles LakersSources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski Friday that the job is a coaching position.

Sources said that Stotts interviewed earlier this month with the Lakers about his coaching experience with the Trail Blazers in 2012-2021. Stotts, who coached the Trail Blazers from 2012-2021, had reached the playoffs in his eight final seasons of service. This included two trips to the Western Conference semifinals as well as a berth at the conference finals for 2019. Stotts is known for his offensive creativity and ability to establish relationships with his star players.

Ham has been a Bucks assistant ever since 2018. He has also worked for Milwaukee coach. Mike BudenholzerSince 2013. Ham has been a highly-regarded head-coaching candidate among league assistants, and was interviewed for numerous jobs since 2020.

The Lakers have interviewed a number of candidates before. Golden State Warriors assistant coach Kenny Atkinson, Toronto RaptorsSources said Adrian Griffin, assistant coach, and Mark Jackson (ex-Warriors coach), were the sources.

Frank Vogel was fired by the Lakers in April, after they went 33-49 and missed making the playoffs.

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