The Colorado State men’s basketball program is reportedly considering a move that would make history.
According to a report from Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports, the Rams are open to the idea of hiring former WNBA star Becky Hammon, who is currently an assistant for the San Antonio Spurs, as the next head coach.
At Colorado State, where veteran coach Larry Eustachy resigned as the basketball coach, there’s been a public openness to – and even clamoring for – an unprecedented coaching hire. Athletic director Joe Parker has been quoted publicly saying that he’d considered hiring San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon as the men’s basketball coach.
“It’s the most frequently asked question I get, and recommended candidate,” Parker told Coloradoan.com. “I’m not closing the door on any thought.”
Hammon was a star at Colorado State during her college career, earning three All-American nods and having her number retired by the university.
If Hammon was hired, she would become the first woman to ever serve as a full-time head coach of an NCAA Division I men’s basketball team.
Back in 2014, Hammon became the first full-time female assistant coach in NBA history.