Becky Hammon Rumors
Becky Hammon has all of the necessary ingredients to not be just a good head coach one day, but a great one, once given the opportunity. And it looks like Florida is zeroing in on the WNBA legend and current San Antonio Spurs assistant coach. Hammon is a finalist for the vacancy with the Gators, multiple sources tell Swish Appeal. She will be visiting the Gainesville campus in the next couple of days, as Florida is down to their final three candidates — with Hammon being at the top of the list.
Don’t tell San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich that assistant Becky Hammon has “no shot” at becoming a head coach in the NBA. Responding to commentary made by New York radio host Mike Francesa of WFAN on Mar. 1, Popovich said he heard the comments, but added, “I don’t pay any attention to it because it’s nonsense.”
Francesa was asked by a caller on Mar. 1 whether Hammon had a shot at becoming an NBA head coach and said “No shot. I mean, the odds are a million to one. And if it wasn’t for Gregg — if it wasn’t the most the most dominant coach in the league doing that, I’m not sure anyone else would even hire a woman right now.”