From 2011 through 2013, Darvin Ham was an assistant coach in Los Angeles, where he had the chance to spend time with the late Kobe Bryant.

Ham revealed that those days watching film, practicing and discussing things with Kobe helped him gain confidence in himself as a coach.

"It was great," he reflected. "We spent a lot of time together on the practice floor, individual workouts, watching clips."

"And (I learned) if I can go back and forth with him, and him disagree with me and then double back and tell me I was right, we all know how stubborn he was."

"It gave me a wealth of confidence in myself as a coach. Seeing him and him sharing different ways he saw the game (was huge)."

"And even with Russ (Westbrook), LeBron, (Anthony Davis), Giannis (Antetokounmpo) Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, Al Horford, Paul Millsap"

"These guys I’ve been able to coach and learn from them. It’s a two-way street, not just this coach that thinks he knows it all and is barking orders."

"You have to be able to collaborate, communicate, and understand each other. Not your way or my way, but what’s the best way to go forward?"

"Kobe was right at the forefront of that in my development as a coach. He’s a big part of why I was able to grow the way I did as a coach.”

It's great to see that Kobe keeps helping his squad find the right people to compete in the NBA.