Report: Becky Hammon drawing interest from Bucks for open GM position
The WNBA legend has been an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs since 2014
Becky Hammon has already broken barriers since her WNBA playing days, joining the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach, becoming the first woman to be on an NBA coaching staff full time. Then, she went and lead the Summer Spurs to the Las Vegas Summer League title in 2015, becoming the first woman to be the head coach of a summer league team.
If those accomplishments weren't enough, Hammon is reportedly in the mix to make further history, as the Bucks intend to interview her for their open general manager position.
According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bucks have contacted Hammon in regards to the job. Via The Vertical:
As assistant general manager Justin Zanik is preparing the franchise for the NBA draft, the Milwaukee Bucks continue to reach out to potential general manager candidates and plan to begin formal interviews on Monday, league sources told The Vertical.
Another candidate whom the Bucks have contacted, league sources said: San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon. Hammon has no front-office experience, but has been a behind-the-bench assistant coach under Gregg Popovich for three seasons.
Though there are some women serving in front offices, and Jeanie Buss, notably, is in charge out in Los Angeles with the Lakers, none of the 30 GMs in the league are women.
Per Wojnarowski's report, however, the Bucks' assistant GM, Justin Zanik, "remains a strong internal candidate for the GM job, with his candidacy gathering significant support inside and outside the organization."
Still, for Hammon to even draw interest is impressive, and shows how well she's regarded around the league.
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