Lakers Announce Coaching Staff For 2022-23 Season

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The Los Angeles Lakers' first training camp of the 2022-23 season began on Tuesday, as the team unveiled the inaugural coaching staff led by first-year head coach Darwin Hamm.

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The notable holdover from previous staff was Phil Handy, but Handy also brought in more assistants from other teams in the league.

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One name Rasheed Wallace misses out on this list is probably its most important feature.

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The mention of Wallace's name as someone joining the staff months earlier was essentially a foregone conclusion when Haim was revealed as head coach.

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But as more water was added to the fire, the rumors slowed down and chances loomed, culminating in his absence from today's statement.

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With the Handy Chief being the notable exception, when a new coach is hired, the employee inevitably changes completely, as is expected.

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One of Haim's first assignments after being hired was to hire Handy, one of the league's most loved associates.

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Handy had previously expressed his desire to become head coach during the Lakers' coaching quest that summer,

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But due to lack of an opportunity and low interest from other league teams, Handy decided to stay with the Lakers this season.

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