Ben Wallace gives Lakers coach Darvin Ham glowing praise




At this point, no one knows how good an NBA head coach Darvin Ham will be, especially when it comes to being a tactician or making game-to-game adjustments.

But he has gotten universal praise for his leadership and communication skills. It's an aspect the Los Angeles Lakers sorely needed from their head coach, especially after players reportedly tuned out Ham's predecessor, Frank Vogel, last season.

Unlike Vogel, Ham is a former NBA player who spent eight seasons with several teams, including the 2004 champion Detroit Pistons.

One of his teammates there, Ben Wallace, says Ham is the type of man who commands respect and trust from his players.

Via Lakers Daily:

Ham is building L.A.'s culture around defense, an up-tempo offense, sacrifice and accountability. By all accounts, everyone has been complying over the past several days during training camp.

As a result, there is a different vibe surrounding this Lakers team than there was last season.

They may not win the championship next June, but they will likely be much more competitive and harmonious this time around.

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Story originally appeared on LeBron Wire

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