San Antonio Spurs: The Definitive Case for Becky Hammon to succeed Popovich

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SAN ANTONIO, TX – DECEMBER 12: Assistant coach Becky Hammond of the San Antonio Spurs during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second half at AT&T Center. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)

Nevermind the fact that they’d make history — The San Antonio Spurs should hire Becky Hammon as the next head coach because she’s the best fit for the job.

In the San Antonio Spurs’ first scrimmage of the Orlando restart, we got to see what things would look like with Becky Hammon as the primary shot-caller. The WNBA legend and veteran assistant coach with the silver and black has been groomed for the position with multiple teams interviewing her over the last few years for their coaching vacancies.

No one has snagged her from the Spurs quite yet, but she’s bound to become the first woman to hold a head coaching position for any of the four major sports in the United States. When her time comes and that history is made, it 100 percent should be done with the silver and black.

Besides the fact that she’s already a San Antonio legend after a successful career with the San Antonio Stars, now the Las Vegas Aces, Hammon is a conduit of corporate knowledge. She’s led the Spurs’ Summer League teams on multiple occasions including a championship in 2015. For a franchise that generally builds from within, it’d be outlandish to see San Antonio outsource their head coaching job once 71-year-old Gregg Popovich calls it quits.

There’s no one better suited for the job than Becky is. She’s more experienced than most of the other options, knows the Spurs’ system well and has superior basketball intellect that can be instilled in the team through conversation and game-planning.

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