DARVIN Ham first joined the NBA as a player in 1996 and later made a name for himself as an assistant coach on various teams.
Now the Los Angeles Lakers want to make him their next head coach.
Who is Darwin Ham?
Darvin Ham, 48, is best known as a former pro basketball player-turned-coach.
He first came to the NBA in 1996 after signing with the Denver Nuggets as an undrafted free agent, and then has stints with the Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks and Detroit Pistons, according to his Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame Biography.
After retiring from the league in 2008, he became an assistant coach, working under Phil Jackson from 2011-13.
He then joined Mike Budenholzer’s staff in Atlanta and later followed to Milwaukee where he helped the team win a title in 2021.
Before the NBA, Ham was a standout player at Texas Tech University.
Is Darvin Ham coaching the Los Angeles Lakers?
The Lakers ended their 2021-22 season with a 33-49 record and missed the NBA playoffs.
As a result, the team parted ways with head coach Frank Vogel.
Shortly after Vogel’s departure was announced, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski revealed that Ham had been offered the job after a formal interview.
That Athletics Shams Charania later added that he will receive a four-year contract with the team.
At the time of this writing, Ham has not commented on the reports and it also remains unclear how much the contract is worth.
News of his hiring comes just weeks after the team asked the Bucks for permission to interview him, per Sports Illustrated.
What is Darvin Ham Net Worth?
Due to the success Ham has had both on and off the pitch, he has been able to amass an extensive fortune.
While an exact number is unclear, it is believed to be worth between $1 million and $5 million.
This stems from contracts both as a player and as a coach.
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