Handy will be a front-of-the-bench assistant under new Lakers 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 Lakers (2011-13). The former Hawai'i star guard has coached as an assistant in the NBA Finals the past five seasons, winning two titles.
This is Handy's first assistant coaching job in the NBA at the front of the bench. The LA Clippers also had interest in Handy before he took the Lakers job.