Lakers hire Chris Jent to be associate head coach

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Lakers hire Chris Jent to be associate head coach

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Lakers hire Chris Jent to be associate head coach

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Adrian Wojnarowski: The Lakers are hiring Atlanta Hawks assistant Chris Jent to become the top assistant coach, sources tell ESPN. New coach Darvin Ham recruited Jent over the past week to lead his staff. Jent has a strong history with LeBron James from early Cleveland years.
Source: Twitter @wojespn

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Dave McMenamin @mcten
New story: New Lakers coach Darvin Ham has tapped Chris Jent to be his top assistant, sources told @Adrian Wojnarowski. Jent used to coach with Ham in Atlanta and goes way back with LeBron James, too es.pn/3N5OKNY9:17 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Sources: Lakers have hired Chris Jent as an assistant coach to be on head coach Darvin Ham’s staff. – 6:22 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Lakers are making smart coaching hires. Chris Jent is really good. That will be a better shooting roster because of him – 6:07 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
The Lakers are hiring Atlanta Hawks assistant Chris Jent to become the top assistant coach, sources tell ESPN. New coach Darvin Ham recruited Jent over the past week to lead his staff. Jent has a strong history with LeBron James from early Cleveland years. – 5:59 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Sources: Chris Jent/Rasheed Wallace both are candidates to be assistant coaches on Lakers coach Darvin Ham’s staff. Jent is an assistant with Atlanta and was an assistant with Cleveland when LeBron James was there. Wallace and Ham were teammates on Detroit’s 2004 NBA title team. – 8:20 PM

More on this storyline

Brad Turner: Sources: Jordan Ott, an assistant coach with Nets, is a candidate to be an assistant coach for Lakers head coach Darvin Ham. The two have a history together when Ott was a video coordinator with Hawks when Ham was an assistant coach on the staff. -via Twitter @BA_Turner / June 18, 2022
Will Kunkel: I’m told Kenny Atkinson changed his mind for family reasons. Kenny had not signed the contract. They did agree to the terms of the contract, though. The Hornets were waiting a few days to get the signed copy. -via Twitter / June 18, 2022
Chris Kirschner: New Lakers assistant Chris Jent was instrumental in helping John Collins become as good of a shooter as he’s developed into. Went from a non-3-point shooter at Wake Forest to being a 38 percent career 3-point shooter with the Hawks. -via Twitter @ChrisKirschner / June 18, 2022

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