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Becky Hammon became the first female full-time assistant coach in any of the four major North American sports when the San Antonio Spurs brought her onboard in 2014. Now, Hammon is a hot name in the coaching carousel.
With a number of college programs searching for a new leader, Hammon's name has been linked to a few teams. Among them is Colorado State, which is currently looking for Larry Eustachy's replacement. Eustachy, the Rams' head coach for the past six years, resigned at the end of February.
It would be historic for Hammon to become the head coach of a men's collegiate team, but Yahoo's Pat Forde reports she passed on the job.
Y sources: After extensive conversations with Colorado State, Becky Hammon is opting to stay in the NBA with the Spurs.— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) March 17, 2018
Of course, that doesn't mean Hammon is never going to become a men's head coach—she very well could, and the fact that she engaged in "extensive conversations" with Colorado State indicates she's open to the right opportunity.
Hammon played for 14 years in the WNBA—seven with the New York Liberty and seven with the San Antonio Stars. She made six All-Star teams in her career.
In 2015, Hammon became the first-ever female head coach of a men's Summer League squad. Last summer, she interviewed for the Milwaukee Bucks' general manager opening. It seems like only a matter of time before she becomes the full-time head coach of men's basketball team.