Gregg Popovich Considered Trying To Get Ejected So He Could Watch WNBA Finals

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For many, Becky Hammon is a lock to become the NBA’s first female head coach. She reportedly was a serious candidate vor the vacant NBA coaching gigs before, and likely will be in the future, not least due to her impressive results as head coach of the Las Vegas Aces, who were just crowned as back-to-back WNBA champions.

And why not?! She’s got the expertise, the skills and the ability to lead a team, gender really shouldn’t play any role.

When Hammon and her Aces successfully defended their WNBA championship in Game 4 against the New York Liberty last night, her mentor and friend, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, actually considered trying to get ejected from the Spurs’ preseason game against the Houston Rockets so he could watch the WNBA game.

Per the San Antonio Express News:


“I thought about getting booted tonight because (Game 4 in New York) was exactly the same time (as the Spurs game), but I just thought this has to be my priority,” Popovich said after the Spurs beat the Rockets, 117-103. “It was close. Congrats, Becky. Yeah, baby. Good stuff.”


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