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Sports agent: Bucks 'forward-thinking' about hiring Becky Hammon as head coach

Posted at 6:08 PM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-12 01:19:15-04

The Milwaukee Bucks continue to interview candidates for the team’s head coaching vacancy. 

Two more candidates on deck this week are former Cleveland Cavalier coach David Blatt and San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, according to Friday-morning tweets from ESPN’s Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski. 

Hammon would be the first female ever to interview for an NBA head coaching job. 

“I think it shows this ownership group is very forward-thinking,” said Brian Lammi, President of Lammi Sports Management. 

Lammi thinks Hammon has a very strong resume. He said the Bucks’ decision to interview her isn’t some publicity stunt. 

“We’ve had very successful men’s coaches that have coached in the women’s game,” Lammi said. “People don’t think of that as unique or different.” 

Long time Bucks fan Paul Henning has been following the coaching search very closely. 

“I want them to explore every single option,” he said. 

Henning added he’s on board with Hammon as the next head coach if she’s the best candidate interviewed. 

“Whoever is most qualified to lead this team to a championship, that’s who the Bucks should hire,” he said.