Becky Hammon is still an exception in the elite seats
“We did not sign Becky Hammon In making history, but because of their ability. “ Greg Popovich distance A match against the Lakers where his expulsion left a woman in driving a seat in the NBA for the first time. The truth is that San Antonio Spurs’ assistant coachThe 43-year-old became a pioneer in a non-coercive way. “She is more than qualified Added the veteran coach of the Texas franchise, who Hamon has been by his side since 2014. Former player in the Texas franchise in WNBA, who He became international with Russia and played Godela and Rivas in the Women’s LeagueHe was already a summer league winner with Tottenham, but the step he took in the last game of 2020 went much further, although at the moment he is no more than an exception.
Margin de Becky Hammon, There are nine other women on the NBA coaching staff, Which accounts for a third of franchises. However, the percentage is much higher than what we usually see in Europe, and of course in the nation’s sport, where it is rare to see women directing teams of the highest categories, be they male or female. Many of them train in coaching competitions, but the path to the elite seems rife with prejudices and difficulties. Speaking of basketball, Anna Montagnana was a season and a half on the ACB coaching staff of FuenlabradaBut earlier this year he left the team around the same time as head coach Paco Garcia. In the women’s league, Made Urieta in Araski and Azu Muguruza in IDK Euskotren remained steadfast in their positions. Within a competition in which the names used for their seats are almost always the same. A notable case is the Madrilenian case Pia Pacheco, who leads this campaign, the CD Reino de León EBA men’s team.
Completing this round has not been complicated in basketball since then In the Iberdrola Football League, only four teams have a coach Behind the Historic Iraya Iturije arrival on the sports bench. In addition to Loiuztarra, there is Natalia Arroyo in La Real, Jennifer Benitez in Sporting Huelva and Maria Brie in Levante. In the Guerreras handball league, there is only one team, Alcobendas, that currently has a woman at its head, Cristina Cabeza, and four men in charge of the four most popular Spanish teams: Jorge Vilda (soccer), Lucas Mondello (basketball), Carlos Fever (handball) ) And Mickey Oka (water polo).
On the other side of the Atlantic, coaches and managers are seen as a natural thing, especially in women’s sports. Basketball has legendary personalities like Pat Summit, Tara Vandevereer or Anne Donovan, who in their day led the women’s team as Dwayne Staley does now, and who was also an NBA legend as a player. In WNBA, five of the twelve franchises have a woman in charge and, of course, for the competition a commissioner: Cathy Engelbert. in addition to, Michelle Roberts, CEO of the NBA Players Association, is one of the strongest and most influential women in global sport.
The Strong football team in the United States It is now run by a man, Vlatko Andonovski, but in between In 2007 and 2019, with the exception of a one-year period, were trained by Swedish Pia Sundhage and Englishman Jill Ellis Its players became front centers in the fight for equal pay and opportunity. So, we must give the word once again to the old Greg Popovich, who chose Becky Hammon for “her talent” and who at this point is declining political correctness: “There are many, many highly qualified women that are being kept. This is how the world works. It changes slowly, but the faster it is, the better for everyone.”.
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