Can Becky Hammon become the first female head coach in the NBA?

Everyone Wants to Know More About Becky Hammon. Too Bad She Works for the Most Secretive NBA Team in…

Everyone Wants to Know More About Becky Hammon. Too Bad She Works for the Most Secretive NBA Team in…

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May 18 2018 9:57 AM

Becky Hammon’s Next Big Shot

A woman almost became president, but a woman hasn’t yet become a head coach in the NBA.

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Assistant coach Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Spurs during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns on Jan. 21, 2016, in Phoenix.

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Becky Hammon is an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs and is a leading candidate to become the first female head coach in the NBA. Hammon got passed over this week by the Milwaukee Bucks, but Ringer staff writer Shea Serrano and New Yorker contributor Louisa Thomas talk about why Hammon is still expected to break the NBA’s glass ceiling.

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