According to media reports, the Los Angeles Lakers have a new coach. Darvin Hamm is ready to succeed ousted Frank Vogel.
This was mentioned by Adrian Wojnarowksi ESPN. Hamm, who has worked as an assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks under head coach Mike Budenholzer since 2018, according to Shams Charania (the athlete) Signing a four-year contract. The 48-year-old eventually defeated Kenny Atkinson (Warriors’ assistant coach) and Terry Stotts (most recently the Portland Trail Blazers).
According to Lugg, the Lakers spoke to Hamm on Thursday, and a day later, Hamm, who played 417 NBA games between 1996 and 2005 and won a title with Detroit in 2004, agreed. LeBron James welcomed the new Lakers coach. Hamm’s most important task will be to better integrate Russell Westbrook into the team, but his predecessor Vogel did not succeed in the taste of Lakers officials.
Hamm has been assistant coach since 2011, initially with the Lakers, where he was responsible for player development and worked with Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard, among others. In 2013 Hamm joined the Budenholzer coaching staff in Atlanta. In 2021, Hamm won his first coaching title as an assistant with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Budenholzer’s training tree continues to grow. Hamm is a 52-year-old assistant coach who gets a job as a head coach. Before Hamm, so did Quinn Snyder (Utah Jazz), Taylor Jenkins (Memphis Grizzlies) and Atkinson (Brooklyn Nets).
Hamm succeeds Vogel, who has overseen the Lakers’ fortunes for three years and led the franchise to the 2020 title. In April of that year, Vogel was fired after a disappointing 33-49 season.
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