The Atlanta Hawks named Darvin Ham their new assistant coach on Saturday.

Ham joins the staff of Mike Budenholzer.

“Darvin has a great feel for the game and knows what it takes for a team to be successful and compete at a high level," Budenholzer said. “He was a smart player who played with intensity and toughness every night and he has gone about coaching the same way.”

Ham played eight years in the NBA and spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers.