Assistant coaches David Fizdale, Mike Penberty, John Lucas III let go by Los Angeles Lakers

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Joined ESPN in 2017LOS ANGELES — New Lakers coach Darvin Ham began to form his teaching workers by informing assistants David Fizdale, Mike Penberty and John Lucas III on Tuesday that they won’t be retained, sources instructed ESPN.Ham will assimilate assistant coaches Phil Useful and Quinton Crawford as holdovers from coach Frank Vogel’s workers, sources instructed ESPN.”I like coaches that prefer to roll up their sleeves and are in a position to get on the market,” Ham mentioned throughout his introductory information convention when requested about filling out his bench.2 Associated”The place I come from the final 9 years, we did the whole lot. We did participant growth. We did scouting. I needed to step in as the pinnacle coach on just a few events. But it surely was a group. It wasn’t coordinators on both facet of the ball. All of us pitched in on all facets of our group basketball offensively and defensively. So, I am seeking to construct that related kind of workers.”Useful was first employed by the Lakers as a participant growth coach in 2011-12, the identical time Ham bought his begin as an NBA assistant coach in L.A. underneath Mike Brown. Useful went on to be a part of championship groups with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors earlier than coming again to L.A. and being promoted to a full-fledged assistant coach.Crawford performed school basketball on the College of Arizona and was employed by the Lakers in 2019 after beforehand working for Vogel as a video coordinator with the Orlando Magic. He additionally labored as a video coordinator for the Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Hornets. His father, Jerome Crawford, labored for the Lakers as Shaquille O’Neal’s safety guard within the early 2000s.

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