NBA – The Lakers have brought in Bucks assistant Hamm as a new head coach

Cologne (SID) – The Los Angeles Lakers are trusting the rookie around superstar LeBron James to rebuild after a disastrous NBA season. Darwin Hamm, who was previously an assistant coach of the “Milwaukee Bucks”, will become the new head coach of the Californians, assuming his first job as a “boss”. As reported by ESPN, the 48-year-old player will receive a four-year contract.

While the Lakers have yet to confirm Ham’s contract, James congratulated him on Twitter. “I’m so excited. Welcome coach Dham,” the 37-year-old football player wrote. “Bucks” star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who won the championship with “Ham” in 2021, said on ESPN: “I am very happy for him. It was a damn time too, he deserves it more than anyone. He suits them.”

Hamm, a 2004 NBA champion with the Detroit Pistons, brings a wealth of experience to the table. He already worked as an assistant coach with the Lakers in 2011 and 2013, then in the same position with the Atlanta Hawks (from 2013 to 2018) and since then with the Bucks.

The Lakers missed the current playoffs and then parted ways with head coach Frank Vogel. Hamm is said to have beaten out longtime Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts and Toronto Raptors assistant Adrian Griffin in the short-listed race to succeed him.

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