Report: Becky Hammon staying with Spurs, not coaching Colorado State men’s team
Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon was a candidate to coach the men’s team at Colorado State, her alma mater. That would have made her the first woman to coach a Division I men’s team.
Alas, it won’t happen.
Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports:
Y sources: After extensive conversations with Colorado State, Becky Hammon is opting to stay in the NBA with the Spurs.— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) March 17, 2018
It’s unclear whether Hammon was ever actually offered the job.
She’s still on the right track for a head-coaching job somewhere. Most importantly, by all accounts, she’s doing good work in San Antonio. There’s also more attention on her career because of her pioneering status, and that will appeal to some teams.
This dalliance with Colorado State raises her profile even further and shows just how close she is.