LeBron James and numerous other NBA stars have already reacted to the news.
After announcing a new coach, the Los Angeles Lakers have made significant changes in their camp. With a 33-49 loss, the renowned squad had a terrible start to the 2021-2022 season, causing Frank Vogel to resign. Sports fans have been waiting for word on who will take over as head coach, and ESPN reports that a decision has been made.
Darvin Ham, the Milwaukee Bucks’ top assistant coach, will take over the position, according to the outlet.
Ham had an interview with the Lakers yesterday (May 26) and was officially offered the job this afternoon, according to reports.
According to ESPN, “Finding a method to incorporate future Hall of Fame guard Russell Westbrook into the franchise’s framework with LeBron James and Anthony Davis was one of Ham’s most critical mandates. According to insiders, it was a major topic of discussion at each of the Lakers’ coaching interviews.”
So damn EXCITED!!!!!!!! Congrats and welcome Coach DHam!! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 #LakeShow💜💛
— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 28, 2022
The news of Ham’s offer has generated a stir in the basketball industry and beyond, and Lakers player LeBron James is ecstatic about the franchise’s future prospects.
“SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!! Coach DHam, congrats and welcome!!” In response to the hire, James tweeted late Friday night.
Ham’s sporting career is well-documented and lauded, since he lasted eight seasons in the NFL.
This major🤯🔥.. Congrats D Ham ! ! https://t.co/9b6PFOYPGZ
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) May 28, 2022