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Darvin Ham is a retired professional basketball player from the United States who is currently the top assistant coach for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. From 1996 through 2005, he played in the NBA for eight seasons. He then transferred to the Philippine Basketball Association and the NBA Development League, where he remained until 2008.

Quick Info
Full nameDarvin Ham
Birth Date23rd of July, 1973
Birth PlaceSaginaw, Michigan, United States of America (USA)
MotherWilmer Jones-Ham
Height6 feet 7 inches or 2.01 m
Weight109 kg or 240 lbs
WifeDeneitra Ham
SonDarvin Ham Jr.


Darvin Ham was born on the 23rd of July, 1973 in Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America (USA). Ham was born to Wilmer Jones-Ham. Wilmer is the first female mayor of Saginaw. She served as a mayor from the year 2001 to 2005. Except for this, nothing is known about Darvin’s family or early childhood.

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Darvin Ham’s nationality is American and his ethnicity is African-American.


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Physical Features

Darvin Ham is very tall with an athletic body. He stands at a towering height of 6 feet 7 inches or 2.01 m and weighs 109 kg or 240 lbs. Similarly, Darvin has brown eyes and has a bald head.


Married Life

According to reports, Ham is married to Deneitra and they have a kid named Darvin Ham Jr. His son is also a Saginaw Valley State University assistant coach. Previously, he was a member of the Northwood University football team.

The topic of whether the former NBA champion is still married to Deneitra is murky and a bit of a mystery. As a result, he has kept his personal goal a closely guarded secret. In this scenario, there’s also the 2005 disaster to consider.

Deneitra was sentenced to a year of probation for beating Ham in the head with a wine bottle about 15 years ago in June. The original incident occurred in March of 2005. She was also ordered to complete 30 hours of community service and enroll in an anger management program.

The couple was living in a suburb of Detroit at the time. Some say the couple is still together and that, in addition to Ham Jr., they have two other boys.


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Darvin Ham played collegiate basketball at Texas Tech University from 1993 to 1996 after graduating from Saginaw High School. He won the NCAA slam dunk contest while at Texas Tech, and he averaged 8.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 1.5 turnovers in 22.9 minutes, on top of.597 field goals and.498 free-throw shooting. On October 1, 1996, the Denver Nuggets signed him to his first NBA contract.

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He went on to play for a number of more teams after that. The six-foot-seven small forward averaged 2.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.8 fouls in 12.4 minutes over his eight-season, 417-game NBA career, on top of.598 FG and.494 FT shooting.

The Philippines Basketball Association’s Talk N’ Text Phone Pals signed him in January 2006. In the 2006 PBA Fiesta Conference Playoffs, he averaged 16 points per game with the club. He also worked as a studio analyst for FOX Sports Southwest’s coverage of the Dallas Mavericks in 2006.

Ham was an assistant/head coach for the Albuquerque Thunderbirds from 2008 to 2011. He later joined the Los Angeles Lakers as an assistant coach, where he worked with Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Dwight Howard. He then decided to join the coaching staff of the Atlanta Hawks, where he led the team to a division title and the top seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

Darvin Ham started out in June 2011 to organize basketball clinics for 300 young people from impoverished locations such as Venezuela and Myanmar. In 2013, the former NBA standout, who was born in Michigan, rejoined the Atlanta Hawks as an assistant coach.

Since his return, he has guided the Hawks to the playoffs in two consecutive seasons, along with the Eastern Conference finals in 2015, and has helped the starting five of the Hawks make the 2015 NBA All-Star team. He has been an assistant coach for the Milwaukee Bucks since 2018, working under head coach Mike Budenholzer.


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Social Media

Darvin Ham doesn’t seem to be active on any kind of social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

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Net Worth

Darvin Ham’s pay must have increased significantly over his coaching tenure. Since the second half of the 2010s, he could have been taking home an average of $500,000 or so. Darvin Ham’s net worth should be in the range of $3-$5 million, based on the money he amassed during his NBA career.


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