Former WNBA star and current San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon will soon be interviewing to become the next Head Coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. She will become the first female to interview for such a position in league history. The Bucks fired Jason Kidd on January 22nd and former Trail Blazers assistant Joe Prunty served as the interim coach for the rest of the team’s season, including their playoff run.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski notes that Hammon won’t be the only Spurs staffer interviewing for the position:
Spurs assistant James Borrego will interview for Milwaukee job next week, league sources tell ESPN. Borrego is one of two frontrunners for Charlotte job, sources said. So, Bucks will interview four Spurs: Borrego, Ettore Messina, Becky Hammon and front office's Monty Williams.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 5, 2018
Hammon became the NBA’s first full-time female assistant coach when she was hired by the Spurs in 2014, and served on the 2016 All-Star coaching staff. In 2015 she became the first ever female NBA Summer League Head Coach, guiding the Spurs to the Summer League title that season.
She starred in the WNBA for 16 years with the New York Liberty and San Antonio Silver Stars prior to joining the Spurs’ coaching staff.