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Friday, July 10, 2020

Becky Hammon to become first female to interview for NBA head coaching job

Becky Hammon

Becky Hammon continues to make history as she blazes a trail in the field of basketball coaching.

Hammon will interview with the Milwaukee Bucks for their head coaching job, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Woj says Hammon isn’t considered a frontrunner for the job, for which they are interviewing several candidates.

Interestingly, Hammon is one of three San Antonio Spurs assistants who will interview for the job. The others are Ettore Messina and James Borrego. The Bucks also plan to interview Steve Clifford, Monty Williams, and Mike Budenholzer for the gig. All of the aforementioned three have head coaching experience in the NBA.

Hammon, a former All-American at Colorado State and 6-time WNBA All-Star, is the first female assistant coach in the NBA. She was considered for Florida’s women’s basketball job last year, turned that down, and also turned down a chance to coach Colorado State’s men’s team. Perhaps she’s angling to become the first female head coach in the NBA.

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