Knicks Hiring Becky Hammon As Coach?
Are the New York Knicks preparing to hire Becky Hammon as the team’s new head coach? Things appear to be trending in that direction.
On Wednesday, news emerged that Knicks brass had begun reaching out to potential candidates to fill the organization’s coaching vacancy.
Interim head coach Mike Miller, ex-Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson, ex-Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau and ex-Knicks coach Mike Woodson were all on the list.
Also on that list? Hammon.
The only difference between her and the other names is that she has not yet failed in a head coaching capacity at the NBA level.
Los Angeles Lakers star Danny Green recently spoke of his experience playing for Hammon. He had nothing but positive things to say.
“It wasn’t like, ‘Oh, this is Becky, or that’s our female coach,’” he said.
“It was like, ‘Coach, or Coach Hammon or Becky’, she’s got some good stuff, see Becky about this or talk to her about that.”
If Hammon were to get the nod from the Knicks, she would become the first female NBA head coach in league history.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.