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Former Lakers Assistant Has Landed A New Job

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In the aftermath of head coach Darvin Ham’s firing by the Los Angeles Lakers after two seasons, there have been some significant changes to the coaching staff, with everyone on Ham’s staff also recently getting their walking papers.

Once a head coach gets fired in the NBA, the next logical move is to do the same with his entire coaching staff in order to pave the way for the next head coach to bring in people that he’s comfortable with to fill out his coaching staff rather than awkwardly retaining assistants from the previous regime.

Although Phil Handy was the exception, as he stayed on the coaching staff for Ham after Frank Vogel was dismissed a couple of years ago, the Lakers have decided to wipe the slate clean this time as they look for a new leader on the sideline.

That said, all the assistants under Ham are now looking for work around the league in order to keep coaching on the professional level in the NBA.

However, Rod Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports that Chris Jent has reportedly found a new home as an assistant on Charles Lee’s staff with the Charlotte Hornets.

Chris Jent, who spent the last two seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, is joining Charles Lee's staff with the #Hornets as an assistant coach, league sources told @theobserver. Another key addition for Lee.

— Rod Boone (@rodboone) May 23, 2024

Interestingly enough, Lee was considered one of the candidates to replace Ham in Los Angeles but chose to take the Hornets job once it was offered to him rather than wait for the Lakers to make a decision.

The Hornets are looking to start fresh next season, with Brandon Miller proving to be the real deal, and the team is hoping to get star guard LaMelo Ball back healthy for the 2024-25 campaign.

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