The San Antonio Spurs have discovered a alternative of kinds for Becky Hammon.
Shams Charania of The Athletic reported Friday that the Spurs are hiring former WNBA star Candice Dupree to be an assistant on head coach Gregg Popovich’s employees. The 15-year WNBA veteran retired after the 2021 season and proceeded to hitch the NBA Assistant Coaches Program (ACP).
Dupree, 38, was a seven-time WNBA All-Star and gained a championship with the Phoenix Mercury in 2014. She has additionally represented USA Basketball in a number of worldwide competitions, together with the World College Video games and the FIBA World Championship for Ladies.
The Spurs already had good success with one other WNBA star-turned-NBA assistant in Hammon, who served on Popovich’s employees from 2014 to 2022. Now Dupree is ready to hitch the San Antonio group (on the heels of one other retired WNBA All-Star landing a job with a different Western Conference team earlier this week).