Darvin Ham
Darvin Ham (Image source: Sports Illustrated)

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a professional basketball league in North America. It consists of 30 teams and is considered one of the major professional sports leagues in the world. The NBA has a large following and is known for its talented players, high-flying dunks, and exciting games. Today, we will be looking after one of the most famous players of the time, Darvin Ham.

Darvin Ham Sr. is an American professional basketball coach and former player who now serves as the head coach of the National Basketball Association's Los Angeles Lakers (NBA). In 2004, he won an NBA championship with the Detroit Pistons.

What Is Darvin Ham’s Age?

American professional basketball coach, Darvin Ham was born in the United States of America on July 23, 1973, in Saginaw, Michigan. He is 49 years old now. Wilmer Jones-Ham, Saginaw's first female mayor from 2001 to 2005, is his mother. However, not much information has been revealed about his family. It is rumoured that he was raised by his brother and sister, but there is no news about it. 

Before enrolling at Texas Tech in 1993, Ham attended Saginaw High School. During a Red Raider, he made national news by shattering the backboard on a slam dunk against UNC in the 1996 NCAA Tournament. The dunk shifted Texas Tech's momentum, pushing them to the school's first Sweet 16 appearance. The cover of Sports Illustrated featured the slam.

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Following in the footsteps of former collegiate teammate Lance Hughes, Ham won the NCAA slam dunk championship in 1996. In 90 college games, he averaged 8.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 1.5 turnovers in 22.9 minutes while shooting.597 from the field and.498 from the free throw line. He has had remarkable stats throughout his career.

What Is Darvin Ham Famous For?

Ham is the head coach of the National Basketball Association's Los Angeles Lakers. He is also an American professional basketball coach and former NBA player. He spent eight seasons in the NBA from 1996 to 2005 before going to the Philippine Basketball Association and the NBA Development League until 2008. He won the NBA championship with the Detroit Pistons in 2004.

According to the wiki, From 2008 through 2011, Ham was the Albuquerque Thunderbirds' assistant/head coach. He later joined the Los Angeles Lakers as an assistant coach, where he worked with Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Dwight Howard. He then joined the coaching staff of the Atlanta Hawks, where he guided the team to a division title and the number one seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

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In June 2011, he set out to hold basketball clinics for 300 youngsters from impoverished regions such as Venezuela and Myanmar. In 2013, the former NBA standout from Michigan rejoined the Atlanta Hawks as an assistant coach. He has guided the Hawks to the playoffs in two straight seasons, including the Eastern Conference finals in 2015, and has helped the Hawks starting five make the 2015 NBA All-Star team.

Is Darvin Ham Married?

Darvin Ham is married to Deneitra Ham. They both attended Texas Tech. Darvin Ham Jr., their son, played for Northwood University and was an assistant coach there for four years, until the 2021-22 season. Ham Jr. is an assistant coach with the Cleveland Charge of the NBA G League as of the 2022-23 season. Their son has three children of his own, son Darvin Ham III, daughter Cataleya Moore and another daughter Cali

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Darvin’s wife Deneitra co-founded Urban Youth Development, a non-profit organization, in 2003. Their objective is to equip youngsters with free Basketball life skills activities. Deneitra was sentenced to a year's probation in June of around 15 years ago for beating Ham on the head with a wine bottle. The first occurrence occurred in March 2005. She was also sentenced to 30 hours of community service and anger management classes.

What Is Darvin Ham’s Net Worth?

Since turning pro in 1996, Ham's career earnings as an NBA player have averaged more than $6.8 million. Darvin Ham's primary source of riches came from his basketball career. Furthermore, he charges modest costs for coaching. In the 2001-02 season, he earned his highest salary of $1.76 million while playing for the Milwaukee Bucks. So, Darvin's net worth as of 2023 is estimated to be around $5 million.

The Lakers announced in a news release on June 3, 2022, that Ham had been appointed as their new head coach. Rob Pelinka, the Los Angeles Lakers Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager, announced the signing of Darvin Ham to a multi-year contract as their head coach. The specifics of the deal were not made public contrary to team policy.

How Tall Is Darvin Ham?

Darvin Ham is 6 feet 7 inches tall in height and weighs around 109 kilograms. He is a crucial role player on multiple winning teams and is noted for his rough, physical style of play.

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