LeBron James among those reacting to Lakers hiring Darvin Ham as head coach

The Los Angeles Lakers secured their new head coach with the hire of Darvin Ham, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Prior to joining the Lakers, he served as an assistant for the defending NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks.

He has worked under Milwaukee head coach Mike Budenholzer since 2013, when the pair were with the Atlanta Hawks.

This isn't Ham's first time working for Los Angeles.

He was an assistant with the Lakers from 2011-2013.

He takes over a squad that fell short of expectations last season

Los Angeles finished 33-49 and missed the postseason.

He replaces Frank Vogel, who was fired by the team in April.

Lakers superstar LeBron James was among the first players to welcome his new coach to the team.