The Los Angeles Lakers have hired veteran coaches Kurt Rambis and Johnny Davis to their staff as assistant coaches the team said Monday.
Rambis an ESPN analyst rejoins the team after serving as an assistant coach on and off between 1999 and 2009; he was the lead assistant from 2001-04 and 2005-09. He has eight championship rings as a player coach and front-office executive.
"Kurt is a great basketball mind extremely good at working with big men and his experience as a head coach in this league is going to prove very helpful to our staff" Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said in a statement.
Davis brings more than 20 years of NBA coaching experience to the Lakers including stints as coach for the Orlando Magic (2003-05) and Philadelphia 76ers (1996-97).
"Johnny is a two-time NBA head coach with years of experience playing as well as coaching in this league" D'Antoni said. "The vast array of NBA knowledge he brings to the table will be invaluable to us."
Rambis left the Lakers in 2009...