Darvin Ham is in his rookie year as a head coach. After a disappointing start of the season, he has coached the Lakers to the Western Conference Semifinals where his team currently leads the Warriors 1-0.
Ham credited LeBron James and Anthony Davis for being there for him throughout the season. James was asked about he sees the rookie coach doing this year.
“For us we’ve been a part of this franchise the longest that’s on this franchise right now. We’ve had our battles together,” the four-time NBA champion said.
“So for us to be able to have that relationship with the coaching staff and have that relationship with coach Ham and him to be able to trust us on the floor that we can be an extension of him to relay his commands, relay his messages, I just think it makes it a lot calming for him that he knows that he has guys on the floor that has been in a fight that’s been in a foxhole and has had experience in tough games.
“So every game, every day is another learning experience for our coaching staff. And for us we just try to make it as seamless as possible when we step on the floor with the game plan they’re giving us.”