LOS ANGELES LAKERS HEAD COACH
Darvin Ham is the Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach. On June 6, 2022, Ham became the 28th Head Coach* in Lakers history.
Coach Ham’s first season as an Assistant Coach was with the Los Angeles Lakers (2011-2013) under Head Coach Mike Brown. In two seasons, the Lakers made two NBA Playoff appearances, including a Western Conference Semifinals appearance (2011-2012). Coach Ham later was an Assistant Coach with the Atlanta Hawks (2013-2018) under Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. In five years, the Hawks made four NBA Playoffs appearances, including a 60-win regular season (2014-2015) as well as an Eastern Conference Finals appearance (2014-2015). After his tenure in Atlanta, Coach Ham was an Assistant with the Milwaukee Bucks (2018-2022), under Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. In four years, the Bucks made four NBA Playoffs appearances, including a 60-win regular season (2018-2019) and an NBA Championship (2020-2021) – Coach Ham, helped led the Bucks organization to its first NBA Championship in 50 years.
Darvin Ham was born on July 23, 1973, in Saginaw, Michigan. Ham attended Saginaw High School and went on to play at Otero College for two years, and then Texas Tech University. During their 1996 NCAA tournament run, Ham helped lead Texas Tech to the Sweet Sixteen. Ham later signed with the Denver Nuggets in 1996. Ham had a 12-year professional career in which he played nine seasons in the NBA with the Nuggets, Pacers, Wizards, Bucks, Hawks, and Pistons, while also playing internationally in Spain and the Philippines. Coach Ham and his wife, Deneitra, have one son (Darvin Jr.).
*Inclusive of Full-Time and Interim Head Coaches