Waiting for the turn on this intermission, the Lakers started it with several arrivals already in action. However, the biggest move they have made so far would be just a simple reproduction of those previously made by the competition!
Already far away in the title race last year, they have flown even more slowly over their rivals in recent months. Eliminés prématurément des playoffs in 2021, the Lakers and no longer participate in 2022, incapables d’intégrer ne serait-ce que le Top 10 de la conférence Ouest. It was therefore imperative that the leaders proceed quickly to the changes to meet the summits.
Towards the end of their season, the Angelinos have thus left Frank Vogel, in office for three years and a great artisan of the title won in 2020. Instead, it was an inexperienced coach they called, in person. of Darvin Ham. And while this decision may seem daring in the eyes of many observers, it would have been only logical and reasonable for a famous analyst.
The Lakers inspired by the Celtics ?!
Instead of calling on a certified technician to drive the prestigious Purple & Gold roster, LA therefore prefers to offer its chance to a novice in the position of head coach. A decision does not state the rappeler celle effectuée il ya un an par… les Celtics, aujourd’hui finalistes. Son of Dan Hoop Collective PodcastBrian Windhorst also said that this similarity was nothing short of a coincidence!
Ham’s CV, also as an assistant player, is comparable to that of Ty Lue and Ime Udoka. Lue and Udoka are slightly different in terms of personalities, but their course is really similar. Darvin’s CV is very close to that. Suddenly, the Lakers were trying to reap the same success as those of Ty and Ime, even if it was with slightly different guys. They only copy their enemies.
After having a long time of gravity around the same group of veteran coaches, the league is now increasingly turning to youth profiles to occupy head coach positions. You can comprehend au vu de la réussite recontrée by Monty Williams in Phoenix, from Tyronn Lue in Cleveland and Ime Udoka in Boston. Both of them led their team to the Finals of their first year on the bench, even to title.
The comparison doesn’t stop there, since the two men, as well as Monty Williams and Darvin Ham, have had comparable careers as players. Simple roles players at the bottom middle, they have long had to fight to simply gain playing time in their teams. So this cocktail would look like a miracle, and the Lakers are trying their turn to take advantage!
The final results of Tyronn Lue et Ime Udoka, the Lakers are living at the same time with Darvin Ham. LeBron James, he knows, in any case, how to succeed with a starting coach by his side!