Giannis Antetokounmpo Has Great Words for Darvin Ham After Lakers Hiring

The Los Angeles Lakers have a new head coach and the NBA world approves this hiring. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks lost Darvin Ham to the Los Angeles Lakers. Ham will replace Frank Vogel in the upcoming season. Rob Pelinka and the front office fired Pelinka after the regular season. Vogel helped them win a ring two seasons ago, but players struggled to make an impact. They missed the playoffs twice.

Ham was the frontrunner to get the job. The Lakers had a few candidates on the table, but Ham was better than them all. He got the job and LeBron James supports his hiring. Magic Johnson wanted the Lakers to get a former NBA player. Ham fits the description.

NBA analysts praised the Lakers’ efforts to get the best head coach in the market. Ham doesn’t have a head coaching experience, but he is determined to lead the purple and gold to a win. The best part? Ham was part of the Lakers from 2011 to 2013. He knows the system and he knows the game.

Giannis Antetokounmpo loses Darvin Ham to the Lakers

LeBron was among the first players to support Ham. Metta World-Peace supported the hiring, too. Ham is someone who understands players really well. Pelinka could really use someone like him. The Lakers need someone who can take the Lakers in the right direction.

Giannis and the Bucks have nothing but great words for Ham. He is off to something great this time. This may be his first experience, but he is really happy.

“I’m so happy for him,” Giannis told ESPN. “He’s the right fit for them. He keeps it real with you. No BS at all. It’s about damn time. He deserves it more than anyone.”

The Lakers got a talented coach and Ham sure understands modern basketball. He played the game back in the days and this experience will help him bond with Lakers players.

The Lakers were linked with several top players, but Ham was better than any other option at the moment. Yes, the Lakers could get Doc Rivers and a few other targets, but Ham may be the best option for their current roster.