Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Darvin Ham has interviewed for the Washington Wizards head coach vacancy, according to Fred Katz and David Aldridge of The Athletic.
The Wizards recently interviewed Bucks assistant Darvin Ham for their head coach opening, sources tell @davidaldridgedc and myself, and there’s some support for him in the building. Ham, 47, played the 1997-98 season with the Wizards.— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) July 3, 2021
Ham has been an assistant in Milwaukee since the 2018-19 season on Mike Budenholzer’s staff. He also worked with Budenholzer since 2013 with the Atlanta Hawks. Ham also has ties with the Wizards, where he played for them in the 1997-98 season during his eight-year NBA career.
On June 4, our own Matt Modderno wrote that Ham, in addition to Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Sam Cassell, should be strongly considered for the head coaching position in Washington if then-head coach Scott Brooks was not brought back next season. And as you are all aware, Brooks wasn’t brought back.
Katz has also mentioned on his podcast, “Wizards After Dark,” that Ham, Cassell, or anyone else already mentioned, aren’t the only people considered for the head coach position. So, as we mentioned before this past week, this is a fluid process, especially the first round of interviews.
Per @FredKatz on the list of individuals who reportedly have interviewed - “those aren't the only people they've interviewed. I know they've interviewed a bunch more...I believe the first round of interviews is over Zoom.” https://t.co/ojy9iAnlDU— Bullets Forever (@BulletsForever) July 3, 2021
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