The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to hire former Toronto Raptors assistant Phil Handy as an assistant coach, a source told ’s The Undefeated.

Handy will be a front of the bench assistant under new head coach Frank Vogel.

Handy has been an assistant coach with the Raptors (2018-19) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (2013-18) after working in player development for the (2011-13). The former Hawaii star guard has coached as an assistant in the Finals the past five seasons, winning two titles.

Handy has worked with the likes of LeBron James, , Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving on their individual games over the past eight seasons.

This is Haney’s first assistant coaching job in the at the front of the bench. The LA Clippers also had interest in Handy before he took the job.


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