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Bucks co-owner Wes Edens open to hiring woman as head coach

Bucks co-owner Wes Edens open to hiring woman as head coach
Posted at 3:29 PM, Feb 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-22 08:07:13-05

After the firing of then-head coach Jason Kidd, there was a call to for the idea of the Bucks discerning becoming the first-ever major American men's professional sports team to hire a woman as a head coach, with the possibility of hiring San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon.

Bucks co-owner Wes Edens is open to such a groundbreaking move.

"Becky (Hammon) is a very talented lady. She's got great references. People think the world of her," Edens told TODAY'S TMJ4's Charles Benson. 

"Just like there are women referees and women assistant coaches, of course there should be a (woman as a) coach."

However, the Bucks have become one of the NBA's hottest teams with Joe Prunty as coach, winning nine of the 12 games during his short interim tenure so far.

"I sat Joe down on Monday. We talked about this and I said, 'This is a great opportunity for you. The future is not yet written. Be who you are and have your inner voice.'  He's a very talented guy, and we'll see," Edens said.

"Maybe we'll be playing in June and Joe will be the coach of the team for the next 10 years."

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