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Sources: Becky Hammon a finalist for Florida

Florida is down to their three final choices for their head coach vacancy, and Spurs assistant Becky Hammon is one of them.

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Trailblazer, check.

One of the greatest players to ever play the game, check.

One of the greatest minds in all of basketball, check.

One of the greatest leaders to ever play women’s basketball, check.

Becky Hammon has all of the necessary ingredients to not be just a good head coach one day, but a great one, once given the opportunity. And it looks like Florida is zeroing in on the WNBA legend and current San Antonio Spurs assistant coach.

Hammon is a finalist for the vacancy with the Gators, multiple sources tell Swish Appeal. She will be visiting the Gainesville campus in the next couple of days, as Florida is down to their final three candidates — with Hammon being at the top of the list.

Clearly, Hammon is well regarded — and respected — in all of basketball circles: men’s and women’s. The only question remaining: Can new Florida AD Scott Stricklin close the deal and land the legendary Hammon?

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