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Report: Becky Hammon head coaching finalist for Florida women’s basketball

Becky Hammon
Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon could soon become the head coach of the University of Florida women’s basketball team. She is one of three finalists for the position, reports Real GM.

Arguably, Hammon could be selling herself short by taking a job in college. She’s currently one of Gregg Popovich’s top assistants and could become second in command if Ettore Messina, who interviewed with multiple teams last offseason, takes

a head coaching job. Hammon, a six-time WNBA All-Star, coached San Antonio’s Summer League team in 2015, winning the title in Las Vegas.

There have also been rumors that she could become the first female NBA head coach. Along with Nancy Lieberman, an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings, Hammon is likely the favorite to break that barrier.

The Gators went 15-16 last season before getting bounced in the second round of the SEC Tournament against Texas A&M.

About the author

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.