NBA - Lakers: first interview for the coach position
Lakers management has reportedly asked the Bucks for permission to speak with their assistant Darvin Ham. The Athletic reports. An NBA player from 1995 to 2005, Ham began his career as an NBA assistant right with the Lakers, from 2011 to 2013, before taking the road to Atlanta (2013-2018) and later Milwaukee, as an assistant to Mike Budenholzer on both teams.
The eventual choice of an inexperienced coach might come as a surprise, especially when it comes to the Lakers' roster. On the other hand, Rob Pelinka, vice president and GM of the California franchise, said three weeks ago that the prospective candidate would have to show character.
"Given the team's current needs and given the presence of superstars on our team, we want a strong voice that can motivate the players to be their best every night," the manager said. "I think that's going to be one of the main qualities we look for to empower everyone from the best player on the team to the 15th player. And that's going to be one of the many characteristics that I think jump out at every candidate."