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Report: Spurs assistant Becky Hammon to interview for Bucks head coaching vacancy

Becky Hammon coached the San Antonio Spurs during the Summer League games in Las Vegas in July. She was the coach of the 2015 Spurs team that won the Las Vegas Summer League championship.
Becky Hammon coached the San Antonio Spurs during the Summer League games in Las Vegas in July. She was the coach of the 2015 Spurs team that won the Las Vegas Summer League championship. AP

Becky Hammon has a chance to become the first female head coach in the history of the NBA.

The Milwaukee Bucks plan to interview Hammon, who is currently an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs. The news was first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

When the Rapid City, S.D., native was hired by the Spurs in 2015, she became the first female assistant coach in the NBA.

The Bucks interviewed her for their vacant general manager position in 2017.

Hammon is the fourth Spurs assistant to interview for a head coaching vacancy this spring. She will also be the second member of the Spurs coaching staff to interview for the Bucks head coaching job.

Last month, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich told The New Yorker that Hammon is "ready" to be a head coach for an NBA team.

In July 2015, Hammon coached the Spurs to the championship of the Las Vegas Summer League and in 2016 she was part of the All-Star Game coaching staff.

During her 16-year career in the WNBA playing point guard for the New York Liberty and San Antonio Silver Stars, Hammon was a six-time All-Star and two-time first-team All-WNBA selection before retiring in 2014 to join the Spurs.

In 2011 she was voted one of the WNBA's Top 15 players of all time.

She also was a member of the bronze medal-winning United States women's basketball team at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

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