Lakers hire Rambis and Davis to coaching staff

The Los Angeles Lakers hired Kurt Rambis and Johnny Davis as assistant coaches on Monday.

Rambis, who played during the Lakers' "Showtime" era and helped the team win NBA titles in 1982, 1985, 1987 and 1988, previously served three stints with Los Angeles as an assistant coach. He took over as the team's head coach for 13 games during the 1998-99 season.

"Kurt and Johnny bring many years of NBA experience both as coaches and as former players to this team," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said. "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. Johnny is a two-time NBA head coach with years of experience playing as well as coaching in this league."

Davis has over two decades of NBA coaching experience and spent the last two years as an assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors.