The Milwaukee Bucks are trying to cast a very wide net in their search to replace general manager John Hammons. They are speaking to some former GMs, some up and comers from other teams, and they have Cavaliers’ GM David Griffin — who is without a contract after July 1, amazingly — to the list as well.
Now add Spurs assistant coach and former WNBA star Becky Hammon to the list, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.
Another candidate whom the Bucks have contacted, league sources said: San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon. Hammon has no front-office experience, but has been a behind-the-bench assistant coach under Gregg Popovich for three seasons.
There are questions: Does Hammon want a front office job? Would she be good in that role? Should the Bucks hire a GM who hasn’t worked in a front office role before?
I doubt she gets it, but it shows that the Bucks are taking a look at a lot of different people. That said, the smart money is still on former assistant general manager Justin Zanik, who is the current interim GM in the run-up to the draft.