Lake Show Squad
Darvin Ham is the 28th head coach in franchise history and the 24th of the Los Angeles era.
Ham enjoyed an eight-year NBA playing career (1996-98, 1999-2005), suiting up with Detroit, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Washington, Indiana and Denver. He was a member of the 2004 championship team with the Pistons.
After his successful playing career, Ham began coaching in 2008 as an assistant coach with the New Mexico Thunderbirds of the NBA Developmental League before taking over as general manager and head coach of the team in 2010. In 2011, Ham joined the Lakers as an assistant coach, spending two seasons with Los Angeles. He would then spend five seasons as an assistant with the Atlanta Hawks (2013-18) and joined the Milwaukee Bucks as an assistant coach in 2018, helping the Bucks to the 2021 NBA Championship.
A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Ham graduated from Texas Tech and played internationally in Spain, the Philippines and Puerto Rico.
Before becoming a member of the 2020 NBA Champion’s coaching staff, Phil Handy served as an assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors, following five seasons in the same role with the Cleveland Cavaliers (2013-18). Overall, he has coached in each of the last six NBA Finals, winning titles with the Lakers, Raptors and Cavaliers in 2020, 2019 and 2016, respectively. A native of San Leandro, Handy returns to the Lakers after spending 2011-13 as an assistant coach.
Head Video Coordinator/Player Development Coach
Dru Anthrop joined the Lakers staff after serving the 2018-19 season as assistant video coordinator/player development assistant for the Grizzlies. From 2016-18, he worked under Frank Vogel with the Magic as special assistant to the head coach and assistant video coordinator. Anthrop also spent a season with St. John's as a graduate assistant and was a basketball film coordinating intern for the Indiana Pacers from 2013-15.
Player Development Coach/Advance Scout
Jon Pastorek returns for his fourth season with the Lakers and his third as assistant video coordinator/player development coach. He assists with the team's gameday preparation and on-court development, and most recently was a member of the 2019 summer league coaching staff.