Becky Hammon could leave Spurs to coach at Colorado State

The Spurs assistant coach's name has been mentioned as an option for the men's basketball head coaching position at her alma mater. She would be the first woman to coach a Division I men's basketball program.

Colorado State University Athletic director Joe Parker is open to the possibility of hiring former CSU All-American Becky Hammon as the Rams’ next men’s basketball coach, according to a report.

Parker said that he's been asked about the possibility of hiring a female coach for the men's basketball team, and that he hasn't ruled it out. A source told Yahoo Sports that Hammon is one of the school's top choices for the vacancy left by the departure of Larry Eustachy.

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Hammon became the first full-time female assistant coach in the NBA when she joined Gregg Popovich’s staff with the San Antonio Spurs in 2013. She hasn’t said if she would be interested in coaching the men’s team at her alma mater. But the six-time WNBA all-star was at least intrigued enough by the possibility that she wouldn’t rule it out, when given the opportunity to do so through a spokesman before a Feb. 23 game in Denver.

Hammon has had her jersey retired by Colorado State and San Antonio. She coached the Spurs' summer league team in 2015 when they won the title. If CSU goes on to hire her, she would be the first woman in history to work as a head Division I men’s basketball coach.