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Currently assistant to Mike Budenholzer at the Milwaukee Bucks, Darvin Ham will soon become the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, according to ESPN and The Athletic.

Serious things are about to begin for Darvin Ham. Indeed, according to information from ESPN and The Athletic, the latter will succeed Frank Vogel at the head of the Los Angeles Lakers. While he was one of the last three names in the running for this coveted position, with Kenny Atkinson (assistant at the Golden State Warriors) and Terry Stotts (last passed by the Portland Trail Blazers), the current assistant at the Milwaukee Bucks pocketed the bet and should quickly commit to the next four years as the 2020 NBA champions. Former player in the prestigious North American basketball league and even titled in 2003-04 with the Detroit Pistons, the winger from Saginaw (Michigan) is therefore preparing to obtain a very good promotion, he who has mainly been an assistant since the end of his career in 2008. Passed in particular by the Lakers within the staff of Mike Brown between 2011 and 2013, Ham mainly stays on nine years with Mike Budenholzer, with the Atlanta Hawks at first (2013-2018), then in Milwaukee sincewith whom he won the title last year.

James and Antetokounmpo under the spell of Ham

If the information has not yet been formalized by one of the franchises of the City of Angels, LeBron James has already welcomed his appointment. ” So excited! Congratulations and welcome to the DHam coach! “, enthused the star of the Lakers, via a message posted on his Twitter account. With the “Purple and Gold”, the new “head coach” will have the heavy task of reviving a team which remains on a very disappointing season, those who failed to qualify for the play-offs this year, and to get the best out of his star trio of James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook if he is not transferred by then. “I am very happy for him. He is the right choice for them. He is always sincere with you. He never talks bullshit. It was time. He deserves it more than anyone “, for his part explained Giannis Antetokounmpo, the star of the Bucks, in remarks collected by Adrian Wojnarowski for ESPN. At 48, Ham will soon open a new chapter in his coaching career, probably the most complicated.



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