The San Antonio Spurs have tapped Candice Dupree for an assistant coaching gig on a player development role.
Dupree, 38, is a former WNBA star forward who also has plenty of playing opportunities overseas from the past. A seven-time WNBA All-star who has a career averages of 14.4 points, 6.6 boards, 1.9 assists and 49.7 percent shooting in 468 total games of her 14-year professional run, she helped the Phoenix Mercury to clinch their third title in 2014.
Dupree is the latest addition of the Spurs in their coaching huddle following the comeback of Brett Brown who had a two-season hiatus after his coaching stint with the Philadelphia 76ers from 2014 to 2020.
As such, legendary coach Gregg Popovich’s coaching tree continues to bloom, as he is poised to mentor a second former WNBA standout in Dupree to coaching.
Popovich famously guided former Spurs assistant Becky Hammon for eight years. Hammon eventually left the franchise in last year’s offseason to coach the Las Vegas Aces, which she recently led to their first WNBA title.