There's not a shred of doubt that the San Antonio Spurs is a contender for this year's NBA Championship. However, this feat wouldn't be achieved without the Spurs' Assistant Coach, Becky Hammon.
Becky Hammon And The San Antonio Spurs
According to Yahoo Sports, Becky Hammon was a previous WNBA player from the San Antonio Silver Stars. During her stint with the WNBA, Hammon would become a six-time WNBA All-Star, a two-time WNBA First and Second Team and will be part of the WNBA's Top 15 Players of All Time.
On the other hand, Hammon had a different plan for her future. In 2013, Hammon suffered a terrible injury to her knee in which she tore her left ACL. During her year-long recovery period for her injury, Hammon would attend the San Antonio Spurs' practices, coaches' meetings and games in which she was invited to give her opinion.
Eventually, Hammon would go on to be hired by the Spurs as an Assistant Coach to Gregg Popovich. She would then go on to help build one of the best teams in the NBA. And while she was giving her best to mold the team, Coach Popovich would go on to realize her true potential and made her the Head Coach for the San Antonio Spurs' Summer League Team. Through her relentless hard work and intimate knowledge of the game, Hammon was able to lead the team to win the 2015 NBA Summer League Title.
Another Path Open For Becky Hammon
While Hammon's talent and work ethic are unquestionable, her future aspirations and dreams might take a detour. CBS Sports mentions that the University of Florida Women's Basketball is offering Becky Hammon the position of Head Coach.
The position has its perks, though, if she decides on taking this job, she would get a significant pay raise compared to what she is getting with the San Antonio Spurs. Plus she could create an entirely new legacy of her own in the collegiate scene.
However, Hammon seems to be hesitating on taking the job, though. In the article, it was mentioned that Hammon believes that she is on track to achieving her dream of becoming the first female head coach in the NBA.
Whatever Hammon decides on doing is uncertain yet, however, she needs to take note that her loss to the San Antonio Spurs may affect the team's performance and output. Hopefully, she decides to do what she thinks is right for herself and the team moving forward.