Will Becky Hammon be the first woman to lead an NBA team?

Becky Hammon
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The Milwaukee Buck added Becky Hammon to their wish list of interviews to lead the team. Hammon is the first assistant coach in the history of the NBA and plans to continue inscribing her name in the annals of the world’s best basketball.

At a time of the season when the teams already evaluated what they did right and wrong and changed their coaches, this could be Hammon's chance to enter a position that has been only for men.

Currently, the assistant coach does a spectacular job with the San Antonio Spurs, which has earned her the opportunity to be considered for the position as coach in Milwaukee, according to league sources.

However, she is not the favorite of the list, which would also include the Spurs assistant, Ettore Messina; Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford; former Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer; and former New Orleans coach Pelicans, Monty Williams.

With four seasons as an assistant coach, Hammon's experience and the results of San Antonio aroused the curiosity of the Bucks' managers, who requested permission from the Texans to interview her.

The Bucks had already met with Becky Hammon in 2017 to discuss the vacancy in the general manager position, and in 2015 she led the Spurs' summer team to the title in Las Vegas.

Rebecca Lynn Hammon, born on March 11, 1977, had a 16-year career at the WNBA, where she wore the colors of the San Antonio Silver Stars until 2014, when she retired to assume the position as assistant coach under the command by Greg Poppovich.

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