College - Texas Tech
Returning to the organization where he played one season (2002-03), Darvin Ham is in his first year as an assistant coach for the Hawks. He spent the last two seasons as an assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Prior to his stint with the Lakers, Ham was the head coach of the New Mexico Thunderbirds of the NBA Development League in 2010-11 and an assistant coach with the Thunderbirds from 2008-10.
In his playing career, the eight-year veteran appeared in 417 career games (45 starts) with Denver, Indiana, Washington, Milwaukee, Atlanta and Detroit, averaging 2.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12.4 minutes (.518 FG%). He also played in 55 postseason games (with the Bucks and Pistons; 11 starts), putting up 1.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 7.4 minutes (.569 FG%), starting 11 times. Ham won an NBA championship with the Pistons in 2004.
He was a member of the Hawks during the 2002-03 season, playing in 75 contests, and averaging 2.4 points and 2.0 rebounds in 12.3 minutes (.447 FG%). He also played in Spain, the Philippines and Puerto Rico. Ham starred collegiately at Texas Tech, where he famously shattered a backboard on a slam dunk during a 1996 NCAA Tournament game against North Carolina.
Born July 23, 1973 in Saginaw, MI, Ham is married to Deneitra and has three sons - Darvin Jr., Donovan and Dominic. Darvin Jr., plays at Northwood University in Midland, MI.