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.