Sports Center/Reported by Tang Jiayou
▲The experience of former Lakers coach Frank Vogel may be a reference for the new coach. (Picture / Retrieved from Lakers Twitter)
The Lakers’ first task in the offseason is to find a suitable coach for the team. They recently narrowed the final list to three people, namely former Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts and Bucks assistant coach Hamm. (Darvin Ham) and Warriors assistant coach Kenny Atkinson (Kenny Atkinson).
Being a head coach in the NBA is not easy, but being a head coach with the Lakers is even harder. As one of the top teams in the league, the Lakers have always received a lot of attention. As long as the team’s record is not good, the coach will definitely bear the brunt. With the accumulation of stars in the team, how to coordinate the playing time between them and the atmosphere in the lounge , is definitely not easy!
The final three coaching candidates have very rich experience, and the current front-runner seems to be the Bucks assistant coach Hamm. The Lakers executives are very satisfied with his performance in the interview, and also believe that he does understand the Lakers team culture and has his own views on how to coordinate the relationship between the many Lakers stars, so Hamm is very likely to take over as the Lakers coach.
Ham was born as a player. He won a championship with the Pistons in 2004. After retiring, he switched to a coaching job. He served as an assistant coach for the Lakers from 2011 to 2013. Therefore, it is very convincing to say that he understands the culture of the Lakers. The reason he added points in the eyes of the top management, and he won the championship with the Bucks last year, the Lakers also expect him to bring the successful experience in the Bucks to help the team overcome adversity and solve problems.