Darvin Ham has done a relatively commendable job as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. He led his squad all the way to the Western Conference Finals last season in his first year at the helm, and while there’s no denying that there have been a few ups and downs this season, the fact that the Lakers won the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament is a noteworthy accolade for Ham.
The Lakers have struggled mightily of late, though, and given the volatile nature of his profession, it comes as no surprise that there have been whispers about Ham potentially losing his job in the near future.
Los Angeles Lakers Coach Darvin Ham Speaks Out on Job Security
If you ask Ham himself, however, the 50-year-old isn’t sweating it one bit. Not even the fact that the Lakers have gone 2-8 in their last 10 games is enough to force the second-year coach to panic.
“Nah, it comes with the territory. I’m solid,” Ham said, via Daniel Starkand of Lakers Nation. “My governor, Jeanie Buss, the boss lady, our president, Robert Pelinka, we’re all aligned. As long as they’re not saying it, I guess, I’m good. Which I know how they feel about me in the situation we’re currently in. So we’re all on the same page.
“My two captains, I communicate with them, our communication has been at a high level.”
It’s good to know that the Lakers brass still have complete confidence in their head coach — at least according to Ham. The LA shot-caller also claims that he’s on very good terms with the team’s leadership, which simply put, translates to his relationship with LeBron James.
Darvin Ham Calls Out Media
What Ham isn’t happy about, however, is how some members of the media have been spinning stories that appear to be unsubstantiated. In particular, Coach Ham called out narratives that stem from anonymous sources, challenging these reporters to name their sources for the sake of accountability and credibility.
“So just be solid with what you’re putting out there and please don’t intertwine it with personal attacks either. That’s what it is, that’s what I signed up for when I decided to become a coach. I’ve been around some great guys that handle it well and some coaches that haven’t handled it so well. But me, I’m solid. I’ve been through a ton of ish in my life. This is a walk in the park, trust me.”
Clearly, Darvin Ham isn’t worried about his job security at the moment. At least not yet.
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