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Becky Hammon Can Lead The New York Knicks

Becky Hammon Can Lead The New York Knicks

Former Russian basketball player Becky Hammon can become the head coach of the NBA club New York Knicks, the New York Post reports.

In December of 2019, the Knicks has appointed Mike Miller as acting head coach after the dismissal of David Fizdale.

Hammon became the first woman in NBA history to serve as an assistant coach at a League club, starting in 2014 with the San Antonio Spurs. If appointed to the Knicks, the 43-year-old former basketball player will become the first woman to lead an NBA club.

Hammon played for the Russian national team from 2008 to 2012, became a bronze medalist at the 2008 Olympics and Vice-champion of Europe in 2009. In Russia, she also played for CSKA Moscow, Nadezhda Orenburg, and Sparta & K from Vidnoye.

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