Los Angeles Lakers add Kurt Rambis as assistant coach
The Los Angeles Lakers are brining back former Lakers forward and assistant coach Kurt Rambis as an assistant to head coach Mike D’Antoni. Rambis announced on Twitter that his return to the Lakers as assistant coach was official.
As a player, Rambis won four championships with the Lakers when he played from 1981-88. He worked as a special assistant coach from 1994-99 before becoming one of Phil Jackson’s assistants from 2001-04 and 2005-09.
The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Rambis as head coach in 2009 but fired him after he compiling a 32-132 record over two seasons.
Rambis joins Dan D’Antoni, Mark Madsen, and Larry Lewis as a part of Mike D’Antoni’s coaching staff. The Lakers also hired Johnny Davis to serve as an assistant coach along with Rambis.
Rambis most recently worked on television for Time Warner SportsNet and was seen taking in summer league games with D’Antoni.