Bucks Assistants Ham, Lee Finalists For Washington HC Position

By Adam Roberts – 7/14/2021

The Washington Wizards have started to finalize the names on their list of head coach candidates, and two Milwaukee assistants are on the list.

Darvin Ham and Charles Lee join Denver assistant Wes Unseld Jr. as finalists for the position, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Ham has been the lead assistant in Milwaukee under Mike Budenholzer for some time now, and many within the league have called him a top assistant coach across the association. Ham interviewed for the position earlier this month, and he also played for the Wizards during the 1997-98 season.

As for Lee, the 36 year old is another long-time Bud assistant back to the Atlanta years. He is most noted for his time at Bucknell University, especially the 2006 season when he was the Patriot League player of the year as part of a Bison team that upset Arkansas as a nine-seed, their highest tournament seed in school history.

No timeline has been announced as for when the Wizards will make a selection, though this is likely due to the fact that the Bucks are still alive for a championship.