Rob Pelinka: Lakers lacked an identity of toughness last season

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Kyle Goon: Rob Pelinka said the Lakers lacked “an identity of toughness” last season, and one thing the front office looks forward to is seeing Ham infuse that into the roster.
Source: Twitter @kylegoon

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Rob Pelinka said the Lakers lacked “an identity of toughness” last season, and one thing the front office looks forward to is seeing Ham infuse that into the roster. – 3:24 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Ham said he’ll be collaborating with Rob Pelinka and the rest of the front office about the types of players that best fit around those returning next season. – 3:22 PM

Bill Oram @billoram
Darvin Ham on working with VP of bball ops Rob Pelinka: “We gonna collaborate, communicate and also make sure we demonstrate.” – 3:09 PM

Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan
Darvin Ham introductory press conference has begun on @SpectrumSN
“This is an incredibly bright and promising day in Lakers history,” Rob Pelinka said to start it off. pic.twitter.com/Yn6UkZxnGH3:09 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Darvin Ham is here. General manager Rob Pelinka says Ham was the “unanimous choice” of the franchise for their next head coach, citing his experience and character. pic.twitter.com/XicbjFExsl3:07 PM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Rob Pelinka calls Darvin Ham their “unanimous choice” for the Lakers new head coach. – 3:06 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Rob Pelinka: “This is an incredibly bright and promising day in Lakers history.” – 3:06 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Rob Pelinka described Darvin Ham as “the ideal fit” for what the Lakers are looking for in a coach. Noted how Ham “earned his stripes” by starting out as a coach and GM at the G League level. AK – 3:06 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Monday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast! Ahead of Darvin Ham’s introductory presser today, we discuss what we’re most interested to learn from him and Rob Pelinka. Plus, how can Austin Reaves continue developing? #FirstListen @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
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