Borrego: Hiring female coaches shows NBA trending right way
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants more women throughout the league. He's getting his wish.
In recent days, two significant moves were made, with Kristi Toliver being added to Washington's staff of assistant coaches, and Chasity Melvin getting hired as an assistant coach with Charlotte's G League affiliate in Greensboro, North Carolina.
And on Monday, two female referees were making regular-season debuts.
Chasity Melvin joins Hornets’ G League team coaching staff
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chasity Melvin has been hired by the Charlotte Hornets' G League team, the Greensboro Swarm, as an assistant coach.
She becomes the first female coach in Hornets and Swarm history.
The former North Carolina State standout was the 11th overall selection in the 1999 WNBA draft. She played 12 seasons in the WNBA and was an All-Star in 2001.
Next step for NBA is hiring women in positions of power
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sees one simple way for both the NBA and women to mark real progress in the league.
NBA coaches box get a little more diverse during offseason
The NBA coaching box is looking far more diverse these days.
When the season starts next week, there will be the league's first head coach born and raised outside North America and the first Hispanic-American full-time head coach. And there's a real chance that before long, someone like Becky Hammon could become the first woman to lead a NBA club.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Becky Hammon is moving up San Antonio's coaching ladder.
The Spurs announced Wednesday that they have promoted Hammon, and that she will fill the spot vacated by James Borrego on the team's roster of assistant coaches.
Borrego left the Spurs to become the new coach of the Charlotte Hornets.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon plans to interview for the Milwaukee Bucks' coaching job, a person familiar with the search told The Associated Press.
The person requested anonymity because the team does not comment on potential candidates.
A woman has never been a head coach in the NBA. Hammon is the first full-time female assistant in the league.
One of the more disappointing details to come out of former San Antonio Police Capt. Shawn Ury’s quest to get his job back is the lack of women in the department, especially among leadership.
There are more women assistant coaches with the San Antonio Spurs than there are women assistant chiefs at SAPD.
Nash, Kidd, Hill, Allen eligible for basketball Hall of Fame
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among six first-year candidates for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
The Detroit Pistons backcourt of Chauncey Billups and Richard Hamilton also became eligible after the Hall changed its rules to allow players to reach the ballot after three years of retirement.
Kings name Jenny Boucek assistant player development coach
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former WNBA coach and player Jenny Boucek has joined the Sacramento Kings staff as an assistant player development coach.
The Kings announced Friday that the ex-Seattle Storm coach was now on Dave Joerger's staff, returning to Sacramento where she coached the defunct Sacramento Monarchs from 2007-09. Boucek most recently coached the Storm for three seasons from 2015-17.
Boucek joins San Antonio's Becky Hammon as active NBA assistant coaches.
Sale of the WNBA’s Stars is “imminent” and the team will relocate to another city, a source close to the situation told the San Antonio Express-News.
The Spurs currently own the team. Tom James, Spurs Sports and Entertainment senior director of communications, declined to comment.
Efforts to reach the league’s media relations department were unsuccessful.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — There was a mad scramble at the Spurs practice during the Western Conference finals, a flurry of activity to position cameras and get recording devices ready to document essentially what was the sighting of a white whale.
Tim Duncan, the NBA's most reclusive star, had apparently accepted a request to speak publicly for the first time since quietly retiring in the offseason.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida hired Belmont coach Cameron Newbauer on Monday to revitalize its women's basketball program.
The Gators spoke with trailblazing NBA assistant Becky Hammon about the open job, but according to a person familiar with the search, it became clear Hammon wanted to remain in the NBA. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because details of the coaching search have not been made public.
A look at the eight consolation games Friday in the Las Vegas Summer League:
76ERS 74, HEAT 66
No. 1 pick Ben Simmons returned for his final summer game and had 15 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.
Simmons had sat out the last two games. Shawn Long led the 76ers (2-4) with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
The Heat rested Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson and most of their top players again in finishing 3-3.
- The Washington TimesKristi Toliver back coaching Wizards as more women enter men's ranksOctober 2, 2018
- Star TribuneGetting an interview is first step for women to coach a men's teamMay 18, 2018
- The Detroit NewsHammon earns valid consideration for NBA coaching jobMay 17, 2018
- The Detroit NewsBucks to interview Becky Hammon for head-coaching jobMay 5, 2018