Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham, Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson and previous Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts are the finalists for the vacant Los Angeles Lakers head coaching place, according to The Athletic‘s Shams Charania.
The Lakers fired head mentor Frank Vogel, who helped the workforce to an NBA title in 2020, in April just after they skipped the playoffs adhering to a disappointing 33-49 season.
Ham has coached with the Bucks given that 2018, and was element of the championship run final time.
Atkinson is at the moment coaching his to start with year on the Warriors staff immediately after 4 seasons as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets from 2016 to 2020.
Stotts coached the Trail Blazers for 9 seasons, earning the playoffs in his previous eight, but was fired and replaced by Chauncey Billups immediately after the crew shed in the 1st round last year. Prior to Portland, Stotts also had head coaching stints with the Bucks and Atlanta Hawks
According to Charania, Ham has manufactured the “strongest perception nevertheless” as the three candidates enter the closing round of interviews.
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