Reggie Miller pushes Spurs' Hammon for Rockets head coaching job


San Antonio Spurs' Becky Hammon is among the names likely to land an NBA head coaching job in the future and TNT's Reggie Miller thinks she would be right for the Houston Rockets.

The Rockets recently lost Mike D'Antoni after he said he will not return as their head coach next season. With that vacant spot, Miller believes Hammon's time in San Antonio will do well for Houston.

“Becky Hammon has learned the Spurs way, which is a culture that is totally different from what the Rockets are. Maybe you need a culture change, and what better person if you want to be on the outside and break the gender barrier and change things totally?
“Why not push the boundaries. You pushed the boundaries when you went 6-7 and below and brought in Harden and Westbrook and played iso ball. Why not push it more and hire Becky Hammon? I think she would be a fabulous coach.”

Miller also advocated for Clippers' Sam Cassell for the job too.

This offseason, Hammon was among the candidates for the Knicks head coaching spot and is among candidates for the Pacers job as well. The Bucks also took interest in her but hired former Spurs coach Mike Budenholzer in 2018.

Hammon is the first first-assistant coach next to Gregg Popovich.

"I very much look forward to the addition of Becky Hammon to our staff. Having observed her working with our team this past season, I'm confident her basketball IQ, work ethic, and interpersonal skills will be a great benefit to the Spurs," Popovich said.

Hammon coached the Spurs' summer league team to a Las Vegas Summer League championship in 2015 and split head coaching duties with assistant coach Tim Duncan in the 2019-20 season. She also served as head coach during a Spurs scrimmage game against the Bucks.

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