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Coaching Staff

Darvin Ham
Head Coach

Darvin Ham enters his first season with the Lakers in 2022-23, taking the helm as the 28th head coach in Lakers franchise history and the 24th in the Los Angeles era. He was hired on June 3, 2022.

Ham, 49, joins the Lakers after serving as an assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks from 2018-22 where he helped the team to the 2021 NBA Championship.

A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Ham enjoyed an eight-year NBA playing career (1996-98, 1999-2005), suiting up with Detroit, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Washington, Indiana and Denver. He appeared in 55 playoff games (11 starts) for Milwaukee and Detroit, averaging 1.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 7.4 minutes per game and was a member of the 2004 championship team with the Pistons. He appeared in 417 career games (45 starts), averaging 2.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12.4 minutes per game. Ham played three seasons at Texas Tech prior to his professional career, playing 90 games (60 starts) and averaging 8.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 22.9 minutes. Following his time in the NBA, Ham played internationally in Spain, the Philippines and Puerto Rico.

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), including the final two season as the lead assistant, before joining the Bucks as the lead assistant coach in 2018.

Ham has also been a global ambassador for the sport, helping young athletes through coaching and participating in NBA Youth Camps in six different countries. He has participated in the Basketball Without Borders program in 2005 in South Africa, 2014 in Europe, 2015 in the Dominican Republic, 2017 in the Bahamas and 2018 in Asia.


Chris Jent
Assistant Coach

Chris Jent joins Los Angeles for his first season as an assistant coach for the Lakers.

Jent, 52, joins the Lakers after serving as an assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks from 2017-22.

Jent has also spent time on the coaching staffs of the Philadelphia 76ers (2003-04), Orlando Magic (2004-05, including a stint as interim Head Coach), Cleveland Cavaliers (2006-11), Ohio State (2011- 13, including a Final Four in 2012) and Sacramento Kings (2013-15).

He was head coach of the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA G League in 2015-16 before returning Ohio State as an assistant coach in 2016-17.

A 10-year pro as a player, Jent was a member of the 1994 NBA Champion Houston Rockets and also played for the New York Knicks during the 1996-97 season. He also spent five seasons in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) and played overseas in Australia, Italy, Spain and Greece.

Jent grew up in Sparta, NJ before heading to Ohio State. He played four seasons (1988-92) and helped lead the Buckeyes to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments and back-to-back Big Ten championships.

Jent and his wife, Alice, have a son Jimmy, and two daughters, Corrin and Robin.


Phil Handy
Assistant Coach

Phil Handy returns for his fourth season as an assistant coach for the Lakers, having been a member of the 2020 NBA Championship staff.

Handy, 51, most recently served as assistant coach with the Toronto Raptors in 2018-19, where he contributed to the franchise’s first NBA Championship in 2019. Prior to his stop in Canada, Handy was an assistant coach and director of player development with the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he worked for five seasons and was a member of the Cavaliers 2016 championship staff. He returns to the Lakers after serving in a player development role from 2011-13.

A native of San Leandro, California, Handy has strong ties to the Bay Area where he spent five years (2006-11) coaching young talent with the AAU Club Team 94, while training NBA players during the off-season. Handy also ran his own basketball training business for more than 13 years, working with top level talent in the from NBA, Europe and the collegiate ranks.

Handy played two seasons at the University of Hawaii, earning WAC All-Defensive Player of the Year and All-Newcomer honors. He had two NBA stints as a player with Golden State and Portland, and his professional playing career also included stops in CBA, Israel, France, England, Germany, Italy and Australia.

Handy resides in New Jersey with his wife of 24 years, Christina.


Jordan Ott
Assistant Coach

Jordan Ott joins Los Angeles for his first season as an assistant coach for the Lakers.

Ott recently finished his sixth season as an assistant coach for the Brooklyn Nets, where he also served as the head coach of Brooklyn’s Summer League team in 2021. He also took on the head coaching duties for Los Angeles at the 2022 Summer League in Las Vegas.

Prior to his tenure with the Nets, Ott spent three seasons (2013-16) as the video coordinator for the Atlanta Hawks. He served in the same capacity with the Michigan State men’s basketball program for five seasons (2008-13) under Hall of Fame head coach Tom Izzo.

Ott received his bachelor’s degree from Penn State in 2006 and earned his master’s degree from Michigan State in 2008. The McConnellsburg, Pa., native also served as an assistant coach with the Dominican Republic national team in the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship in Mexico City.


J.D. DuBois
Assistant Coach

J.D. DuBois joins Los Angeles for his first season as an assistant coach for the Lakers.

DuBois most recently served as an assistant coach with the Detroit Pistons from 2018-22 after working with the Toronto Raptors in player development during the 2017-18 season. Prior to his coaching career, DuBois played professionally overseas, suiting up for the Fraport Skyliners, Dynamo Moscow, and APOEL Nicosia.

DuBois played collegiately at Univ of Utah during the 2012-13 season after transferring from Loyola Marymount University where he played from 2008-12, being named to the WCC All-Freshman Team in 2009. Across four collegiate seasons, DuBois averaged 12.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 31.3 minutes per game.


Schuyler Rimmer
Assistant Coach

Schuyler Rimmer joins Los Angeles for his first season as an assistant coach for the Lakers.

Rimmer joins the Lakers after spending the last four seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks, serving as the team’s assistant video coordinator after working with the Atlanta Hawks during the 2017-18 season. He also joined the Lakers as an assistant coaching during the team’s 2022 Summer Leagues in San Francisco and Las Vegas.

Rimmer played collegiately at Florida from 2015-17 and appeared in 46 games after transferring from Stanford where he played for two seasons from 2013-15, suiting up in 16 games. A 2013 graduate of Boone High School in Orlando, Florida, Rimmer averaged 15.0 points, 13.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game as a senior and was named first team all-state, first team all-county and first team all-metro.


Zach Peterson
Assistant Coach

Zach Peterson joins Los Angeles for his first season as an assistant coach for the Lakers.

Peterson most recently served as a Player Development coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder, a role he occupied since joining the club prior to the 2019-20 season. Previously, he served as the head video coordinator for the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2018-19 season. Prior to his time in Milwaukee, Peterson spent four years with the Atlanta Hawks, where he climbed the ranks from a video intern in 2014 to an assistant video coordinator in 2016 and finally the head video coordinator for the 2017-18 season.

Peterson began his work in sports as he attended Michigan State University from 2009-13, spending his first two years as the student manager for the women’s basketball team before working with the men’s team his junior and senior years.


Dru Anthrop
Head Video Coordinator/Player Development Coach

Dru Anthrop returns for his fourth season as head video coordinator for the Lakers, having been a member of the 2020 NBA Championship staff. Anthrop also served as an assistant coach for the 2021 and 2022 Lakers Summer League teams.

Entering his ninth season as a video coordinator, Anthrop joined the staff from the Memphis Grizzlies, where he served as assistant video coordinator and player development assistant, contributing to all aspects of the team’s video operations and on-court preparation. Before his time in Memphis, Anthrop spent two seasons as special assistant to the head coach during his time in Orlando and was responsible for all video edits as well as the staff’s administrative needs. He also spent a season with St. John’s University as a graduate assistant and was a film coordinating intern for the Indiana Pacers from 2013-15.

A native of West Lafayette, IN, Anthrop was a four-year basketball letterman at Purdue from 2009-13 and member of the Big Ten Championship team in 2010. Dru graduated with a degree in business management, with a minor in organizational leadership and supervision.


Jon Pastorek
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.