HoopsHype Darvin Ham rumors

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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 Twitter @Tjonessltrib

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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. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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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.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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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.” Indianapolis Star

June 15, 2013 Updates

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.” NBA.com

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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 Twitter @mcten

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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 Twitter @mcten

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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." Los Angeles Times

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." Los Angeles Times

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