NBA News: Los Angeles Lakers laden Bucks-Assistant

The Los Angeles Lakers are still looking for a new head coach after Frank Vogel has been released. According to media reports, a trace of Milwaukee leads to Assistant Coach Darvin Ham.

As Shams Charania reports from the Athletic, the Lakers asked the Milwaukee Bucks whether they can invite Assistant Coach Darvin Ham for an interview for the vacant position of the head coach. The 45-year-old is the top assistant under Mike Budenholzer, HAM has been working in the Stab of Budenholzer for nine years.

Ham has already been traded as a candidate as a head of coach in recent years. In addition to the Lakers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski (ESPN), the Sacramento Kings are also interested in discussions with Ham.

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In previous years, Ham already spoke in Boston, Orlando, Washington, Indiana or the Clipper, but ultimately always went empty. Ham has been working alongside Budenholzer since 2013 and won his first title with the Bucks last year.

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The Lakers also have other names on the radar. According to Marc Stein (Substack), jazz coach Quin Snyder is still at the top of the list, other names that are circulated by Mark Jackson, ex-Blazers coach Terry Stotts and also Franz Wagner’s old college coach Juwan Howard (Michigan).