Becky Hammon becomes the first female finalist for the position of NBA head coach
According to reports, after seven years as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs, Becky Hammon is now making history as the first female finalist for the NBA head coaching position. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN with Track and field team Shams Charania And Sam Amick.
Harmon, 44, became the first woman ever Coach an NBA team When she succeeded Gregg Popovich after being kicked out of the game last December, she was one of several candidates interviewed by the Trail Blazers.
Along with Becky Harmon, South Carolina Women’s Basketball Head Coach Dawn Starley, Los Angeles Clippers assistant Chauncey Billups, Brooklyn Nets assistant Mike D’Antoni and Spurs basketball operations Vice President Brent Barry was interviewed for the job.
Terry Stotts, who has coached the team since 2012, was fired after the Trail Blazers lost to the Denver Nuggets in the first round of this year’s playoffs.
Before Portland officially started looking for a new coach, star player Damian Lillard expressed his wish Jason Kidd Take over the team.
This is counterproductive, Leaving Kidd in an awkward position before he withdrew from consideration.
However, whoever is selected for this job must be approved by Lillard; in addition, if Portland wants him to continue wearing the Blazers jersey, they still need to find their All-Star guard for more help. .
Portland’s job is one of seven vacant head coach positions in the NBA.
Indiana, Orlando, New Orleans, Dallas, Washington, and Boston are all interviewing candidates after an unusual season and even more unusual playoffs.
Harmon played in the WNBA for 16 seasons, half of which played for the San Antonio Stars before serving as an assistant coach.
The defender was selected to the WNBA All-Star six times, was selected to the WNBA All-NBA Team twice, and was named one of the 15 best players in WNBA history.
She also accepted an interview for a position on the Orlando Magic.
This post is written by Bonny Johnson