The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to rent Atlanta Hawks assistant Chris Jent as Darvin Ham’s prime assistant coach on his employees, sources advised ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Ham, a first-time head coach, made Jent a precedence and recruited him arduous after getting the Lakers job, sources advised Wojnarowski.
Ham and Jent coached with the Hawks collectively in 2017-18 and Jent — who performed collegiately at Ohio State earlier than taking part in briefly within the NBA in addition to abroad — additionally has ties to Lakers star LeBron James, having served as an assistant with the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2006 to 2011.
Jent grew to become a de facto private capturing coach for James, with the four-time MVP once tweeting how he “loved” working with Jent.
He’ll be a part of a employees that already contains assistants Phil Helpful and Quinton Crawford as holdovers from earlier coach Frank Vogel’s time on the sidelines, in addition to assist employees members Jon Pastorek, Dru Anthrop and Zachary Gonzales.
Jent’s teaching résumé spans almost twenty years. Past the aforementioned stops in Atlanta and Cleveland, Jent has coached at numerous ranges of basketball, together with roles with the Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic and Sacramento Kings within the NBA, Bakersfield Jam within the G League and two stints within the NCAA together with his alma mater, Ohio State.