Indiana Pacers are looking for a new captain to replace Nate McMillan and one of the candidates to replace is Becky Hammon.
After Indiana Pacers was eliminated by the Miami Heat in the first round of the Playoffs with a score of 4-0, the team leaders made a shocking decision when he fired head coach Nate McMillan. They are speeding up the process of finding a replacement, and one of the top candidates for the hot seat is Becky Hammon. If Hammon receives trust at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, she will become the first female head coach in the NBA.
Rebecca Lynn “Becky” Hammon is a former Russian American WNBA player. Although not selected in the 1999 Draft period, the defender rose to become one of the top stars of the tournament, has 6 times entered the All-star team and was elected to the top 15 greatest players in history.
On August 5, 2014, Becky Hammon made history when he was appointed to the San Antonio Spurs coaching staff, becoming the first female full-time assistant coach of the four largest sports in America. In 2015, she was Spurs’ head coach in the Summer League and won the Championship in Las Vegas.
The 43-year-old woman’s coaching capacity receives the respect of many coaches and players in the NBA. She is expected to become the first female head coach in the history of the American professional basketball tournament.
To become captain of Indiana Pacers, Hammon will have to beat Dave Joerger, former head coach of Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings. Pacers will interview about 12 candidates in the first round, including legendary player Chauncey Billups, but Hammon and Joerger are the heaviest names.
Joerger is also a remarkable strategist. He is highly regarded for his modern, high-paced gameplay centered around De’Aaron Fox in Sacramento. However, conflict with the leadership caused the 2007 D-League Champion to leave last summer. This is the problem that the 46-year-old strategist has in any team.