Bucks to interview Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon

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The Bucks plan on interviewing Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon for their head coach opening, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reports. She'll now take that to the next level, reportedly interviewing for the Milwaukee Bucks' head coaching job here soon. The former WNBA star has coached the Spurs' Las Vegas Summer League team, leading the group to a title in 2015, and became the first woman to be part of an All-Star coaching staff at the 2016 event. Less than a week after losing Game 7 to the Boston Celtics, the Bucks' search for a head coach is well underway.

Hammon was the NBA's first female assistant coach and will now have the opportunity to be the first woman to interview to be a head coach in the league. Gregg Popovich told The New Yorker in April that he believes she's ready to take over an National Basketball Association team's bench, saying it will "take somebody who has some guts, some imagination..."

In the meantime, Joe Prunty is hoping he can hold on to the job as he also will go through the interview process.

The Bucks are meeting with Spurs assistant Ettore Messina on Saturday and with former Charlotte coach Steve Clifford and former New Orleans coach Monty Williams next week, league sources said.

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