NBA rumors: Becky Hammon, J.J. Redick in the running for Raptors head coach opening
Whether it’s Masai Ujiri or a new GM making the final decision, the Raptors are looking for a head coach to replace Nick Nurse, who was fired at the end of this season. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that retired NBA role player and current podcaster and analyst J.J. Redick has already interviewed for the job.
According to Sportsnet’s Michael Grange, current Las Vegas Aces head coach Becky Hammon is also a serious candidate:
"My understanding is the net of possible candidates to replace former head coach Nick Nurse remains quite wide; there is no shortlist as of yet. Hammon is one of several candidates the Raptors plan to interview or have already. And while the intention remains to have the 10th head coach in franchise history in place by the draft on June 23rd, there’s no need to make a move now."
Hammon spent eight seasons as an assistant coach under Gregg Popovich with the San Antonio Spurs and had interviewed for several NBA head coaching openings over the past few years. She left the NBA for the WNBA, taking over the Aces this season and leading them to a WNBA title.