It looks like the Bucks coaching staff might lose a coach. (And honestly, did anyone doubt Darvin Ham wouldn’t get his chance.) The Los Angeles Lakers (per sources) have requested permission to interview Ham. When and where that might happen, of course, has yet to be confirmed but when it does you’d have to think he’d be a top option for the Lakers. Ham understands the NBA, understands how to motivate stars, and has the ability to implement a top-tier system that would help bring a team success.
Coming from the Greg Popovich (and now Mike Budenholzer) tree has got to be a bonus and plus for Ham. Having played in the NBA also certainly has to help.
Ham was able to step in for the Bucks when Budenholzer had a COVID-19 related absence.
Sources: The Lakers have requested permission to interview Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham for their head coach opening. Ham served as a Lakers assistant from 2011-13. The team is starting the next stage of the coaching search process.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 29, 2022
And while it might be journeyman-like, Ham also has pro-experience. He has played for Denver, Milwaukee, Washington, Atlanta and Detroit. Ham averaged, as a player, 2.7 points per game and shot over 50% from the floor.