Darvin Ham began his first press conference as the Los Angeles Lakers’ new head coach by thanking God. “First and foremost, I want to thank God. I was reared in a household with deep spiritual faith, believing in God and His Son Jesus Christ, therefore I’d like to begin with that “Ham, 48, stated after being presented by general manager Rob Pelinka.

“Everything I’ve been able to overcome in my life has been that spirit that was put in me as a child, coupled with the people around me.”

According to Faithwire, he also stated that he believes in the power of God’s timing and that the Lord has him precisely where he needs to be.

“Everything revolves around timing. As I have stated, I place my trust in God. He’s the master of all plans, and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the teams that passed on me so that I could end up exactly where I needed to be “He stated this lightly. “Everything is OK. I’m fine – believe me.”

“You live, you learn, you look for opportunities, and if you don’t get them, you simply keep getting better and trying to add more things to your repertoire,” the head coach explained.

Ham played in the NBA for eight seasons from 1996 to 2005. He later served as an assistant coach with the Lakers from 2011 to 2013. He also served as an assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks for five seasons until 2018 and then as an assistant coach for the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2020-21 season.

According to Sports Spectrum, Pelinka described Ham’s addition to the team as an “incredibly bright and promising day in Laker history.””It’s easy to be grateful when you find a candidate that you feel is the ideal fit for what the franchise is looking for,” he added. “That’s what Coach Ham represents to us.