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Becky Hammon turns down Florida, will remain with Spurs

Florida’s hunt for a new coach will continue as Becky Hammon has decided to not take the position.

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

As Florida searched for a new head coach, they identified one specific target, as their top choice: the legendary Becky Hammon.

While on the surface, it looked as if joining the Gators was a perfect fit for Hammon — she thought about taking it for a few days — Hammon has decided she will not take the coaching position at Florida. Instead, she will remain an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs under Gregg Popovich.

And while Florida’s offer was more than what Hammon was receiving with the Spurs, it was in the lower tier when it comes to the average salary in the SEC, multiple sources tell Swish Appeal.

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