After the firing of then-head coach Jason Kidd, there was a call to for the idea of the Bucks discerning becoming the first-ever major American men’s professional sports team to hire a woman as a head coach, with the possibility of hiring San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon.
Bucks co-owner Wes Edens is open to such a groundbreaking move.
“Becky (Hammon) is a very talented lady. She’s got great references. People think the world of her,” said Edens to WTMJ sister station TODAY’S TMJ4 in an extended interview.
“Just like there are women referees and women assistant coaches, of course there should be a (woman as a) coach.”
However, the Bucks have become one of the NBA’s hottest teams with Joe Prunty as coach, winning nine of the 12 games during his short interim tenure so far.
“I sat Joe down on Monday. We talked about this and I said, ‘This is a great opportunity for you. The future is not yet written. Be who you are and have your inner voice.’ He’s a very talented guy, and we’ll see,” Edens told TODAY’S TMJ4’s Charles Benson.
“Maybe we’ll be playing in June and Joe will be the coach of the team for the next 10 years.”
Watch the video above or see it below here.