MILWAUKEE (AP) — San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon plans to interview for the Milwaukee Bucks’ coaching job, an individual aware of the search advised The Associated Press.
The particular person requested anonymity as a result of the workforce doesn’t touch upon potential candidates.
A girl has by no means been a head coach within the NBA. Hammon is the primary feminine assistant within the league.
ESPN.com first reported the deliberate interview.
Hammon simply completed her fourth season as an assistant with the Spurs. She served as coach of the Spurs’ Las Vegas Summer League entry in 2015 and 2016.
Hammon retired after the 2014 WNBA season following a 16-year enjoying profession.
The Bucks have mentioned they’ve an intensive plan and course of in place to rent their subsequent coach, however with no timeline. Interim coach Joe Prunty can also be anticipated to interview for the job after the previous assistant led the workforce to a 21-16 file following Jason Kidd’s firing in late January.
The job is enticing due to a brand new enviornment opening within the fall and budding NBA celebrity Giannis Antetokounmpo main a younger core.
The Bucks took a small step ahead this yr after profitable 44 video games, two higher than final yr. They had been eradicated in seven video games within the first spherical of the playoffs by the Boston Celtics, a yr after shedding in six within the first spherical to Toronto.
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