Gregg Popovich: It Will Take Someone with ‘Some Guts’ to Hire Becky Hammon as HC

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, left, talks with guard Patty Mills (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Nets, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 109-97.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Eric Gay/Associated Press

Becky Hammon has been an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs for four seasons, but it won’t be easy for her to get a head coaching job in the NBA

“It’s going to take somebody who has some guts, some imagination, and is not driven by old standards and old forms,” Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said, per Louisa Thomas of the New Yorker.

The 41-year-old was already the first woman to become a full-time assistant coach in the NBA in 2014.


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via Bleacher Report – NBA

April 16, 2018 at 11:55AM


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