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ESPN: Milwaukee Bucks to interview Spurs' Becky Hammon for head coach position

Posted at 1:09 PM, May 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-06 04:13:14-04

The Milwaukee Bucks are planning to interview San Antonio Spurs Assistant Coach Becky Hammon for their head coach position this offseason, ESPN reports. 

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports, Hammon—who was the first female NBA assistant coach—will become the first woman to ever interview for a head coaching position. 

Bucks co-owner Wes Edens told TODAY’S TMJ4 back in February he was open to the idea of hiring a female coach, referencing Hammon by name.

The Bucks also contacted Hammon in 2017 for the GM job, though she had no front office experience. 

Hammon is one of at least 10 possible candidates for the Bucks head coach job. Interim coach Joe Prunty is among the candidates. Prunty took over the job after the team fired Jason Kidd in January. The team was 21-16 under him.

Interviews for the position could start as early as this Saturday, but GM Jon Horst said there is no timetable for the team to make a decision.