Bucks news: Becky Hammon to interview for head coaching job
Hammon was the NBA’s first female assistant coach and will now have the opportunity to be the first woman to interview to be a head coach in the league.
The Milwaukee Bucks plan to interview San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon for the franchise’s head coaching job, league sources tell ESPN. Hammon is the NBA’s first female assistant coach — and now will be the first to interview to be a head coach.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 5, 2018
Under Spurs legendary head coach Gregg Popovich, the 41-year-old Hammon has served as an assistant for the Spurs since 2014 and has won an NBA Summer League title as head coach back in 2015.
Hammon definitely has the resume to have a solid chance at landing the job and making history, as she was also a six-time WNBA All-Star with the San Antonio Stars and the New York Liberty over a 16-year career in women’s professional basketball.
The Bucks are apparently also going to meet with Spurs assistant Ettore Messina on Saturday as well as Steve Clifford, Monty Williams, and Mike Budenholzer within the next week.
Bucks general manager Jon Horst said on Friday that current interim head coach Joe Prunty will be among those interviewed after he was at the helm of Milwaukee’s playoff push, taking the Bucks to a decisive Game 7 against the Boston Celtics. Coach Prunty had a 21-16 record as head coach of the Bucks after he took over for former Milwaukee head coach Jason Kidd.
Becky Hammon has turned down several chances to interview with college programs over the years. The kind that most coaches would kill for. It appears she is eyeing history. With her background, reputation and pedigree, it is likely she will succeed whenever given a chance.