It's International Women's Day, a celebration of the numerous achievements made by women across the globe. One woman who could make an achievement of her own is Becky Hammon, assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs.
Here's the lowdown on who Becky Hammon is. Hammon played for the New York Liberty and the San Antonio Stars of the WNBA. She is a six-time WNBA All-Star, two-time member of the WNBA First Team, two-time member of the WNBA Second Team, and an Olympic medalist (2008 Olympics in Beijing, where the U.S. Women's team won bronze). She had her number retired (25) by the San Antonio Stars and went on to become an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA.
Hammon seems like the best bet to break the barrier because Hammon has the credentials to become a coach. She could be a successor to Gregg Popovich once he retires or she could take over in a place like Minnesota or Orlando. Having a background like Hammon's will eventually land an assistant a head coaching position in a league.
Hammon may currently be an assistant coach for the Spurs now. However, in a league that's more progressive than the other three, it's a safe bet to assume that the NBA will have a female coach before the other three do. It's a smart bet to think that someone as qualified as Hammon can do it, too.
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