The Milwaukee Bucks plan to interview San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon for the franchise’s head-coaching vacancy, league sources told ESPN on Friday.
Hammon is the NBA’s first female assistant coach, and now will be the first woman to interview for a head-coaching job in the league. Hammon isn’t considered a frontline candidate on a Bucks list that included at least 10 possible candidates, but Milwaukee ownership and general manager Jon Horst were intrigued enough to ask the Spurs for permission to speak with her.
The Bucks met with Hammon in 2017 about the team’s GM vacancy, despite the fact that she had no front-office experience.
Hammon, 41, is the fourth Spurs assistant to interview for head-coaching openings this spring. Messina, James Borrego and Ime Udoka have interviewed for several openings. Borrego will interview next week, league sources said.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Sources: Nikola Mirotic Out Two-to-Four Weeks with Left Thumb Fracture
Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic has suffered a slight fracture of his left thumb and will miss at least two-to-four weeks, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 20, 2019
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
Sources: Suns to Meet with Jimmer Fredette
The Phoenix Suns will meet with former BYU star and Sacramento Kings first-round pick Jimmer Fredette on Thursday, according to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro.
Gambadoro reports the Suns could sign Fredette through the rest of the season. The Suns currently have an open roster spot.
The 30-year-old guard is currently playing for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association. On Tuesday, the Sharks were eliminated from the postseason. Fredette averaged 36.9 points per game for Shanghai, the league’s top mark.