Darvin Ham RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Tony Jones: Darvin Ham is on the Jazz radar for the lead assistant job. He’s lead assistant with the Hawks right now. So – source says – for Jazz to get Ham, they’d likely have to make him associate head coach to pry him away. Source also says there is big question as to whether the Hawks would even let Ham leave the organization for the Jazz
Darvin Ham will coach the Hawks in the Las Vegas Summer League next month. General manager Danny Ferry told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Saturday that the plan is for the assistant coach to assume the duties. Quin Snyder coached the Hawks’ summer league team last year. He was hired as head coach of the Jazz Friday.
For Al Horford, the rehabilitation continues. Even in Italy. The Hawks center is participating in Basketball Without Borders this week in Rome. He works with young campers from all over Europe by day. He still finds time following activities to work toward a return from a torn right pectoral muscle that cost him most of last season. Horford has gotten a little help from his friends. Hawks assistant coach Darvin Ham is on the European trip and the two have been continuing to work together. Horford said he has no doubt he will be ready following season-ending surgery by training camp at the end of September. “I’ll be fine,” Horford told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Rome Wednesday. “I’m very confident I’ll be good to go. It’s been a little longer recovery than I expected but there is no question that I will be ready to go by training camp.”
Ham also described Bynum as “an intelligent guy,” who’s into Formula One racing and creating radical workout regiments. “He has these ideas about some new ways of training. Some stuff he threw at me,” Ham said. “We had an opportunity to talk this summer and he just blew me away, man, just the level on which he thinks.” And what were these new training techniques? Ham has been sworn to secrecy. “It is a ninja workout that few have seen,” Ham said with a smile, “and no one has conquered. I’ll put it like that. And he was one of the best pupils at it, and he totally embraced it.”
During the pregame moments inside Philips Arena, Ham recalled his short time with the center, dispelling some of the baggage that Bynum has carried. “I really spent a lot of one-on-one time with him, been in group settings with him,” Darvin Ham said. “He’s really not a disruptive guy. He just wants to be left alone and left alone to play the game, plain and simple.”
The Atlanta Hawks have named Darvin Ham as an assistant coach, Hawks Head Coach Mike Budenholzer announced today. Ham spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers. “Darvin has a great feel for the game and knows what it takes for a team to be successful and compete at a high level,” Budenholzer said. “He was a smart player who played with intensity and toughness every night and he has gone about coaching the same way.”
Ham is strongly expected to leave the Lakers, according to league sources, leaving D’Antoni with only his brother, Dan, as the remaining assistant on his coaching staff. Eddie Jordan took the Rutgers head-coaching job before the season ended.
Within the middle of the next week, Lakers assistant coach Darvin Ham will talk with the Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Bobcats, according to league sources.
Dave McMenamin: Source tells me Darvin Ham is likely to join Steve Clifford in Charlotte, leaving LAL with just one full-time assistant in Dan D’Antoni
Preferring a small staff to the one he inherited from previous coach Mike Brown, current Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni will not retain assistants Chuck Person and Bernie Bickerstaff for the 2013-14 season. Fellow 2012-13 assistant Eddie Jordan recently accepted the head coaching job at Rutgers University, leaving three assistants on D’Antoni’s staff: Steve Clifford, Darvin Ham and Mike’s brother Dan D’Antoni.
Mike Bresnahan: Dan D’Antoni, Steve Clifford, Darvin Ham and Phil Handy still on Lakers’ coaching staff. Alvin Gentry would be logical hire as well.
Dave McMenamin: Part of Brown’s leftover staff is expected to be retained by D’Antoni. D.Ham & P.Handy – player development guys – would be logical to keep
Bynum didn’t shoot well in the Lakers’ 90-82 victory over Memphis, scoring 15 points and making five of 14 attempts, but he looked balanced as he ripped through smaller Grizzlies center Marreese Speights to establish position and loft a hook shot. He also looked sprightly, taking a lob from Derek Fisher and dunking it. Kwame Brown probably took credit for the play. “Some of the things we did were to give [Bynum] ultra-confidence in his body,” Ham said of the workouts. “He’s welcomed them. It’s a lot of balance, a lot of agility, foot quickness. We want him to have active hands and active feet. Getting low, bending his knees, having his chest up, the right width between his feet.”
Ham, 38, and Bynum can be seen jostling under the basket before every game, Ham sticking his arm into Bynum’s back as if it’s a crowbar, cajoling Bynum to stay centered in the post as a ball boy feeds the 24-year-old down low. “He has touch, but the balance, that’s the thing we work on day in and day out,” said Ham, who was a 6-foot-7, 245-pound power forward in the NBA. “He won’t find his body in awkward positions. He’ll be used to me being heavy on him.”
Ham’s first NBA stop as a player was with the Denver Nuggets, when a young Mike Brown was in the Nuggets’ basketball-operations office. Ham was also on the Detroit team that beat the Lakers for the 2004 NBA championship. Ham even held the unusual position of player-coach for the New Mexico Thunderbirds of the NBA Development League in the 2007-08 season. When Ham interviewed for the job with the Lakers, Brown told him to help expand Bynum’s game. Bynum has been on a roll, averaging 18.8 points and 15.7 rebounds through six games. “He’s come out of the cage like a bull,” Ham said. “It’s a testament to the work he puts in. That kid works hard. He’s hungry.” Bynum was out of breath after his pregame workout Sunday with Ham, offering only a few words as he strode to the locker room, dripping sweat. “He sure is helping,” Bynum said between heaves.
Tas Melas: Darvin Ham is auctioning off his 2004 Pistons championship ring – let’s go in on it guys: http://www.lelands.com/Auctio…
The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Darvin Ham to join new coach Mike Brown’s staff, the team announced Monday. “I’m very happy to have Darvin join our coaching staff,” Brown said in a statement released by the team. “I’ve known Darvin since his rookie year in Denver and have watched him make the transition from player to coach. He has put in the hard work that is necessary to have success at this level and I look forward to having him on our staff.”
Darvin Ham, an 8-year NBA veteran and most recently the head coach of the D-League’s New Mexico Thunderbirds, is joining the Lakers as the newest addition to Mike Brown’s coaching staff.
With the NBA lockout preventing Lakers Coach Mike Brown from contacting his players, he has spent most of the off-season familiarizing himself with his coaching staff. That process will evolve, as he plans to add a fifth assistant. Though Yahoo Sports’ Marc Spears reported via Twitter that Darvin Ham, a former NBA player and D-League coach, is expected to be named a Lakers assistant, team spokesman John Black said Thursday that “we don’t have anything finalized yet.” “We’ve interviewed and talked to him,” Black said of Ham. “But he’s on a small, small list of assistant coaches Coach Brown is considering.”
Marc J. Spears: Ex-NBA player Darvin Ham expected to be named a @Lakers assistant coach soon,sources say. Ham was head coach of NBDL Albuquerque last season
Former NBA player Darvin Ham is expected to be announced as the next head coach of the NBA Development League’s New Mexico Thunderbirds at a press conference this morning. Ham will be the fourth head coach in the team’s six-year history, following in the footsteps of John Coffino, Jeff Ruland and Michael Cooper.