Until now the underdogs of the NBA have never taken a spot on the team coaching committees. But that changed this year as San Antonio has hired the first female assistant coach in history.
Despite not getting a big player transfer opportunity, however on the coaching bench, San Antonio has taken back very good names. Most recently, the Texas team has formally named Becky Hammon as assistant coach.
She’ll resume her job as soon as the WNBA season concludes this year. With 16 years of experience playing for the San Antonio Silver Stars and a strong friendship with current Silver Stars like Tony Parker or Tim Duncan, Hammon is predicted to be an influential player for Gregg Popovich in coaching on the road to defending the team’s championship.
In 2014, she became the first full-time female assistant in the history of the NBA when San Antonio Paddy hired her to support future Hall of Fame coach Gregg Popovich. As the season ended, she was named the head coach of her summer league team, making her the first woman to fill that position. Hammon is driving San Antonio to the summer championship.
The 43-year-old woman’s coaching ability is esteemed by many NBA coaches and players. She is expected to be the first female head coach in the history of the American professional basketball championship.
Hammon would have to defeat Dave Joerger, former head coach of Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings, to become captain of Indiana Pacers. Pacers will be interviewing about 12 people in the first round, including legendary Chauncey Billups, but Hammon and Joerger are the main names.
Joerger is a remarkable strategist, too. He is widely known for his new high-speed gaming around De’Aaron Fox in Sacramento. Conflict with leadership, however, forced the 2007 D-League Champion to leave last summer. This is the dilemma the 46-year-old strategist has with every team.