Silver has 'no doubt' NBA could see a female head coach

Jul 22, 2015 5:55 PM by Ross Field

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Adam Silver says he "couldn't be prouder" of Becky Hammon for leading the Spurs to the Summer League title and has "no doubt" the NBA could someday have a female head coach.

The NBA commissioner said Wednesday he had texted and emailed with Hammon while they were in Las Vegas, where she coached the Spurs to the championship Monday night. He praised the San Antonio organization for hiring her last season as the first full-time female assistant in the NBA and putting her in charge of its entry in the Vegas league.

Silver adds that you "couldn't ask for more of a complete package" than Hammon, a former WNBA star who had been hired by Spurs coach Gregg Popovich before ending her playing career in San Antonio.

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