RUMOR: LeBron James, Lakers will ‘take long look at’ Bucks assistant for head coaching vacancy, per Woj
The Los Angeles Lakers’ search for their next head coach is now in full swing. Several names have already popped up as potential contenders for the high-profile post and at this point, an assistant of Mike Budenholzer with the Milwaukee Bucks has emerged as another serious candidate.
According to ESPN’s NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Darvin Ham is an individual that the Lakers front office is considering as their new head coach (h/t Talkin’ NBA on Twitter):
“One coach they have called out permission to interview — Darvin Ham, assistant coach in Milwaukee,” Woj said. “He’s got a history as an assistant with the Lakers… Well regarded around the league. He’s certainly somebody the Lakers are gonna take a long look at and he’ll be part of this process.”
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As Woj said, Ham was previously an assistant with the Lakers. He was part of the coaching staff between 2011 and 2013, which happened to be Kobe Bryant’s last couple of seasons with the squad.
It is also worth noting, however, that the Lakers are going to take their time here. As Woj reported, the LA front office is taking a very meticulous approach in their coaching search and while Ham might be a serious candidate, an announcement might not be imminent at this point.