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Ben Wallace knows being an NBA coach isn’t easy, but the former NBA star tells TMZ Sports that his ex-teammate Darvin Ham is the perfect man for the Lakers’ job.

“I know he’s a great locker room guy,” Wallace said at LAX this week … “I think the guys are going to rally around him. I think his message is going to be on point for that team.

“I think it’s just a matter of him buying into the system and going out there playing basketball. You can look at the team and tell they’re built to win.”