“Thank God It’s Not Doc Rivers”: Fans Celebrate After LeBron James’ Lakers Announce Their New Head Coach

Published 05/28/2022, 12:46 AM EDT

After deliberating for weeks, the Lakers have finally got their next head coach, and Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham has been chosen for the position. He is all set to take place of Frank Vogel, who was sacked after the lakers performed extremely poorly. Ham would receive a 4-year contract and this is the first time he is going to take the head coach position. 

While everyone knew that Lakers have already started preparing for next season, no one knew that the decision would come this fast. Darvin would also be given independence to hire his own coaching staff and work as per what he feels is right.


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Since the news broke out, the NBA world has had a mixed reaction but Lakers fans are happy. They are glad to have Ham on their side. 

How have fans reacted so far?

Lakers fans were really disappointed with this season and had no tears to shed when Vogel was fired. Since the hunt began, everyone had their own favourite, but everyone picked sides when the list came out. Darvin Ham, Kenny Atkinson and Terry Stotts were the three finalists, as per rumors, who made it to the final round and fans expressed why they believed one was better than the other.


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While there were other rumors that LeBron had something else in mind, and preferred Doc Rivers to have the position. Lakers fans clearly did not share the same thought and believed that he would just add to being a liability to the team.

The fans’ reaction to Darvin Ham

Darvin Ham has had an impressive track record as an assistant coach and an NBA player. He had earlier held the assistant coach position for Lakers from 2011 to 13 and then from the Lakers he went to the Hawks and Bucks from 2013 to 22. Additionally, he won a championship with the Bucks last year.


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With this impressive record, fans don’t really have much to complain about. They have also credited Lakers’ management for their choice and believe that this would strengthen their run for the trophy next year. Many fans have also called it a breath of fresh air and exactly what they wanted.


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It is too early to tell how this decision will turn out for the Lakers. For now, fans and management are happy with it and looking forward.



Rishabh Gupta

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Edited By: Ajinkya Aswale