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The Odd Couple React to the Lakers Hiring Darvin Ham as their Head Coach

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Chris Broussard: “I really like Darvin a lot.  He has a very strong presence and is well respected by players he’s coached. He’s not a pushover, and yet he’s very likeable. He’s got the resume, being on a championship coaching staff and he has experience coaching a superstar, in Giannis. I’m sure LeBron’s on board with it, but to me this is clearly not a hire he dictated. Not saying he didn’t want Darvin, but I feel like LeBron preferred the veteran route like Doc Rivers. But I wasn’t a fan of the Doc chatter, because he just isn’t the right coach for the Lakers. I like the move for Darvin Ham, it’s going to benefit the team.”
Rob Parker: “With nobody else out there except for retreads like Terry Stotts and Kenny Atkinson, I think it’s great that they’re giving Darvin Ham a chance. He’s paid his dues, I know him a little from Detroit and he’s a great guy and he’s put in his time looking for an opportunity. I’m happy for the Lakers, they did the right thing by hiring someone they can try to develop a potential young star head coach.”

The Odd Couple’s Chris Broussard and Rob Parker react to breaking news of the Lakers hiring Darvin Ham. Chris and Rob believe the Lakers made the right choice and are going to benefit by going with a young talent.