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Coach Becky

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by da man, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    As has been well documented on this board, I have a giant crush on former WNBA star Becky Hammon. Well, last night my girl Becky, who last season became the NBA's first female full-time assistant coach, became the first woman to coach an NBA team to a championship. OK, so it was only the Spurs' Las Vegas Summer League team, but still...

    Hammon, Spurs take Las Vegas Summer League championship

    Anyway, the question is this: Is Hammon being groomed to become the NBA's first female head coach? Could she end up replacing Pop when he finally hangs it up?

    Becky Hammon is ready to be a head coach in the NBA | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

    Becky Hammon shows she belongs as Spurs' Summer League head coach | NBA | Sporting News

    Becky Hammon should be on every list of potential NBA head coaches - SBNation.com

    I'll hang up and listen.
  2. Iron_chet

    Iron_chet Well-Known Member

    That gal sure can coach.
  3. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    She'll be the Spurs' coach the day Pop goes to the front office for good.
  5. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    If you can coach, you can coach, man or woman. Ninety percent of the battle is getting a bunch of grown ass millionaires to buy in. San Antonio's team culture may be the one place where it'll work.
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  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    One problem is the first female coach can't really take over a losing/expansion team as many first- time coaches do, because if the first female coach opens her first season 10-32, that'll be it -- and you won't see another one for 15 years.

    Unless the first female coach has absolutely ironclad backing from management and ownership, not too common on losing/expansion teams.

    Ownership will have to be willing-- in fact eager -- to massively fine and suspend the first player who tells her to go fuck herself. Because as soon as anybody gets away with it, everybody will try to get away with it.

    (It would probably be a smart move for the pioneering team to work out a silent agreement with their best player ahead of time to stage a fake rebellion/suspension-fining/apology and reinstatement sequence -- with the full agreement the 'rebellious' player will eventually get his money back, after he publicly buys in and supports the coach.)
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2015
  7. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Plus, replacing Pop has to be pretty high on the list of "shittiest situations for a first-time head coach."
  8. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Is the last line for real, or is that from a screenplay?
  9. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Think he was watching "Eddie" as he wrote that?

    Pat Summit could have done it. The quotes from the summer Spurs were very complimentary.
  10. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Yes, that was it. Couldn't think of it, that was a kind of forgettable movie.
  11. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    It probably paid for a nice new patio at Rick Fox's mansion. And who could forget Dwayne Schintzius as Ivan Radovadovitch?
  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Coach Becky is the new USWNT:

    Will Sally Kohn, and Valerie Jarrett have to pretend to be fans of her too?

    When's the NYC Ticker Tape Parade?
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