Lakers Rumors: L.A. Granted Permission To Interview Bucks’ Darvin Ham For Head Coaching Position
Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

As the Los Angeles Lakers continue with their head coaching search, some candidates have begun to emerge ahead of the rest.

It’s no secret that the Lakers would love to bring in Nick Nurse, who is repped by Klutch Sports. But the Toronto Raptors head coach shot down rumors of coming to L.A. on Monday, so that is not looking likely.

The Lakers still have to interview a number of candidates before landing on one as their next head coach, and it seems like that process is now underway.

It was reported at the end of last week that the Lakers requested permission to interview Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham. Now, according to Dan Woike of the L.A. Times, that permission was granted by the Bucks so that interview is expected to take place:

The Lakers have been given permission to interview Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Darvin Ham, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Friday afternoon.

The Bucks are currently in the middle of their second-round postseason series with the Boston Celtics, so it remains to be seen when the Lakers’ interview with Ham will take place and if it will be in person or over Zoom.

As this postseason has gone along though, Ham’s stock is only going up so if the Lakers want to hire him and keep him away from the other coaching vacancies like the Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Hornets, then they may be best off acting swiftly.

Typically when NBA teams are looking for new coaches, they bring in as many candidates as possible for interviews before landing on a few finalists to bring in for second interviews.

According to a recent report though, the Lakers are taking a different approach by only interviewing a few candidates at first, so it will be interesting to see how that unique strategy works out for L.A.

Ham is the first candidate the Lakers are known to schedule an interview with, and there likely will be more to follow in the coming days and weeks.

Have you subscribed to our YouTube channel? It’s the best way to watch player interviews, exclusive coverage from events, participate in live shows, and more!

You May Also Like

Lakers News: Frank Vogel Has No Timeline For Setting Regular Starting Lineup

The Los Angeles Lakers are by far and away one of the hardest teams to figure out during the 2021-22 season as they can…

Lakers News: Dwyane Wade Shares Kobe Bryant 2008 Olympics Story

Following the passing of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, many told stories of the relentless work ethic…

Lakers News: Darvin Ham Discusses Debuts Of Dennis Schroder & Thomas Bryant

Thomas Bryant and Dennis Schroder returned to action on Friday, making season debuts in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 128-121 win over…

Frank Vogel Believes Lakers Will ‘Find Out What We’re Made Of’ In Game 6 Against Suns

When a playoff series is tied 2-2, Game 5 is an extremely crucial contest and the winner has ultimately advanced more often than not…