Lakers Head Coach Darvin Ham Puts Big Man Anthony Davis on Notice

Darvin Ham will be coaching big stars like LeBron James and Anthony Davis and let’s be honest, this is the biggest challenge an NBA coach can ever get. The Los Angeles Lakers fired Frank Vogel after the disappointing season and interviewed a bunch of experienced coaches. Ham doesn’t have a head coaching experience, but he can understand players and this “tiny detail” probably secured his job in LA.

AD missed a big chunk of the regular season due to injuries. The scenario repeated itself. Davis has a key role on the Lakers roster, but he struggles with injuries.

Ham knows all this and he is ready to make a much-needed move.

“I think he’s the key,” Ham said of Davis at his introductory press conference. “We’ve all seen what can happen when he’s healthy, when he’s playing at a high level, when he’s in a good rhythm. We saw it in the bubble. His skill set, his size, his versatility, his defensive acumen, his relentlessness, his ability to give multiple efforts defensively is key. It’s going to be the foundation of the type of standard we set within a ‘Darvin Ham Era.’ It’s going to be built on that defense and he’s going to be the main piece, the centerpiece of it.”

Darvin Ham to get the best from Anthony Davis

Davis is one of the better players in the NBA. Ham hopes to see the best from the big man. Of course, Davis has to be more consistent.

“LeBron’s going to be great, LeBron’s going to be LeBron. Russ is going to be Russ. But we need consistency out of Anthony Davis. We need him to be healthy, we need him to be in a good mental space and we need him to be as consistent as possible. Back to playing that championship basketball,” Ham said. “We’re going to do everything in our power to support him, give him whatever he needs and keep him moving forward and getting stronger as the season gets longer.”

The Lakers won a title inside the NBA bubble a couple of seasons ago. Their last two seasons were terrible and this failure should definitely motivate the team moving forward. Ham will be working with an excellent roster and things can’t get any worse than this.