Darvin Ham Biography
Darvin Ham Sr. is an illustrious American former player and professional basketball head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Ham played college basketball for the Texas Tech Red Raiders prior to playing eight seasons in the NBA from 1996 until 2005. In 2004, he won an NBA championship playing with the Detroit Pistons. Furthermore, Ham also had a brief international experience in Spain and then in the Philippines, and also in the NBA Development League in 2007 and 2008.
Darvin Ham Age
Darvin Ham was born July 23, 1973, in Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America. He is 50 years old.
Darvin Ham Height
Ham is a man of tall stature and stands at a height of 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m)
Darvin Ham Family
Darvin Ham was born to his hardworking mother, Wilmer Jones-Ham, and his father in Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America. However, he has not shared any information concerning whether he has siblings or not.
Darvin Ham Wife
He is happily married to his loving and caring wife Deneitra with whom he shares a son called Darvin Ham Jr. who is an assistant coach at Saginaw Valley State University. Previously, he played for Northwood University.
Darvin Ham Children
Darvin Ham Sr. is a proud dad of one handsome son named Darvin Ham Jr.who played for Northwood University. He is employed at Northwood as an assistant coach as of the 2021–2022 season.
Darvin Ham Education
He attended and graduated from Saginaw High School. Later on, Ham enrolled at Texas Tech University in 1993. While there, Ham played for the University team from 1993 to 1996 and won the NCAA Slam Dunk contest.
Darvin Ham Salary
He bags a remarkable salary ranging between $500,000 – $2 million per year.
Darvin Ham’s Net Worth
Darvin Ham has over the years managed to gather a lot of wealth and has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Darvin Ham Career
On October 1, 1996, he was signed by the Denver Nuggets as a free agent. Later, he was traded to the Indiana Pacers for Jerome Allen in February of 1997. He also signed as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons (2003), Atlanta Hawks (2002), Milwaukee Bucks (1999), and Washington Wizards (1997). Ham was a member of the 2004 NBA champion Detroit Pistons and competed in the 1997 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Ham’s powerful slams earned him the nicknames “Ham Slamwich” and “Dunkin Darvin”.
He participated in the Basketball Without Borders program that was located in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2005, and later in 2015, he was a participant in the Dominican Republic. He was enlisted by the Philippine Basketball Association team Talk ‘N Text Phone Pals to succeed Damian Cantrell on January 17, 2006.
In the year 2006, he worked as a studio analyst for Fox Sports Southwest’s coverage of the Dallas Mavericks playoff run. From July 10–14, 2006, Ham served as a member of the Orlando Magic summer league team in the Pepsi Pro Summer League. Later on, he appeared with the New Jersey Nets in the 2006 preseason.
He was named an assistant coach for the Thunderbirds in October 2008. Later, Ham worked as their head coach. In October 2011, Ham became an assistant coach on Mike Brown’s staff with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he served with Pau Gasol, Dwight Howard, and Kobe Bryant in a player development role. He traveled to Venezuela for the U.S. Department of State as a SportsUnited Sports Envoy in June 2011.
Ham joined the Atlanta Hawks’ coaching staff in 2013. He was part of the coaching staff that led the Atlanta Hawks to the number 1 seed in the 2015 Eastern Conference Playoffs and a divisional title in 2014 and 2015. Ham followed Mike Budenholzer to Milwaukee in 2018. Budenholzer won the NBA’s Coach of the Year award during the 2018–2019 season. Ham was hired as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers on June 3, 2022.