ESPN’s Doris Burke opens up on if Spurs’ Becky Hammon could become a head coach in the NBA

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A couple of weeks ago, ESPN’s Doris Burke became the first woman to ever take a regular national NBA game-analyst role. The reporter believes that Becky Hammon will soon have the chance to work as an NBA head coach.

The San Antonio Spurs assistant coach was named the first female assistant coach in the NBA back in 2014.

Burke talks on the New York Post about Hammon’s chances to become the first female head coach in the near future.

“I believe she will. When Becky got the job, I distinctly remember saying to Kara Lawson, “You could be in that position as well.”

And she interestingly now is an assistant coach of the Boston Celtics. These are passionate, knowledgeable, high-character individuals who have the temperament, the knowledge, the touch, all the things required. There’s a learning curve here regardless of your gender. I do believe they’ll be head coaches when they are ready to be. I think it’s the when, not the if.”