Per an ESPN report, Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Darvin Ham will interview with the L.A. Clippers and the Indiana Pacers for their coaching vacancies this week.
With all of the various coaching vacancies going on in the NBA at the moment, Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Darvin Ham is determined to get a look at them all.
ESPN’s Malika Andrews reported Tuesday afternoon that Ham is set to interview with the L.A. Clippers for their head coaching vacancy after they shockingly fired Doc Rivers late last month.
But that’s not all as Andrews also relayed that Ham is set to the meet with the Indiana Pacers in person this week for their vacancy after firing Nate McMillan in the wake of their season ending down in the bubble.
Let’s start with the Clippers portion of the report as that is news in regards to their process to find a new coach in place of Rivers.
Considering Rivers was fired a little over a week ago, the Clippers are very early into their voyage of finding a coach to replace Rivers after he held his position for the last seven seasons. As ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski noted in light of Andrews’ report, Clippers assistant coach Ty Lue remains in strong position to get the job.
That greatly contrasts the reportedly through search the Pacers have held over the last month and a half, that’s for sure.
Over the Pacers’ own search to find a successor for McMillan, one that has gone over 20 candidates at this stage, Ham has emerged as a finalist after having recently interviewed with the organization for a second time. The fact that Ham is meeting with management in person this week not only solidifies that view from afar, but that he’s firmly within the running and is looked highly from within the Pacers organization.
One way or another, Ham has been a busy man throughout the various coaching searches that lie in the background of this year’s NBA Finals going on. Along with the Clippers and Pacers, Ham had been previously linked to the Chicago Bulls and the Philadelphia 76ers before they eventually closed out their respective coaching searches recently.
Not to keep hammering home this point, but Ham has certainly worked plenty over the last decade to be in the position for a head coaching gig, most of which has been spent right alongside Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer.
We’ll have to see what comes of Ham’s interview with the Clippers and his meeting the Pacers, but it will only be a matter of time until he takes the step up into the lead chair.