The Los Angeles Lakers interviewed six candidates: the Bucks assistants Darvin Ham and Charles Lee, Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson, former Blazers head coach Terry Stotts, Raptors assistant Adrian Griffin, and former Warriors coach Mark Jackson. Among all of those, Darvin Ham is the one that made the strongest impression, according to Shams Charania and Sam Amick of The Athletic.
“The Lakers appear poised to make a decision on their coaching position soon, with Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham, Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson and former Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts the finalists for the job that became vacant when Frank Vogel was fired at season’s end. But as the final round of interviews is set, sources tell The Athletic that Ham appears to have made the strongest impression yet.”
The Los Angeles Lakers fired head coach Frank Vogel, who compiled a 127-98 regular season and 18-9 postseason record with the team, after the franchise missed out on the NBA playoffs this season.