Becky Hammon became the first female full-time assistant head coach in the history of the NBA in 2014. Many people around the league believe San Antonio’s assistant coach will also be the first female head coach in the league.
According to NY Post’s Marc Berman, the New York Knicks could have interest in hiring Hammon, if they decided to not make Mike Miller a permanent solution in the head coach position for the 2020-21 season.
“If the Knicks interviewed Hammon — and the belief is they would — it’s not just a publicity stunt. I truly believe Knicks brass would keep an open mind. Owner James Dolan would love that on his résumé after all his past foibles,” Berman wrote in his recent mailbag.
The former New York Liberty star has become the “entry point” for more women to finally get their chance in the NBA, whether working as coaches or members of an NBA team’s front offices. Ten other female coaches followed Hammon from 2014 since this season in various NBA organizations.