EBONY spoke with WNBA star Candace Parker about the possibility of female head coaches and standout moments from the past season on the red carpet of the 2018 NBA Awards held on June 25 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. When asked about Becky Hammon interviewing for a head coaching position, Parker compares her to others who championship coaches who never played in the league. “If you look at a coach like Erik Spoelstra, he never played in the NBA,” she says. “I don’t necessarily believe you have to play in the NBA to coach it.”
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