Two people familiar with the agreement told USA TODAY Sports that the Lakers have agreed to a four-year deal with former Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham to be their next head coach
capping a nearly two-month search after the organisation parted ways with Frank Vogel after failing to make the playoffs, let alone the play-in
Ham, 48, has spent the past nine seasons as a high-level assistant coach on Mike Budenholzer's staffs in Atlanta and Milwaukee
Ham has the sought cachet of being a former player, which is crucial to many of today's players, having won a title as a player with Detroit in 2004 and as an assistant with the Bucks last season.
He has also worked with celebrities, having coached Giannis Antetokounmpo for the previous four seasons.