The Portland Trail Blazers are closing in on their next head coach. According to reports, the team’s front office has narrowed down its search to five primary candidates. As it is, it looks like Damian Lillard’s next coach is going to come from either the Los Angeles Clippers, the San Antonio Spurs, or the Brooklyn Nets.
Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon leads the pack, with the long-time Gregg Popovich assistant looking to be the first female head coach in NBA history. Brent Barry, who currently serves as San Antonio’s vice president for basketball operations, also joins Hammon in the Blazers’ shortlist.