Phoenix Suns Possible Coaching Candidates

TUCSON, AZ - DECEMBER 14: Head coach Dan Majerle of the Grand Canyon Lopes reacts during the second half of the college basketball game against the Arizona Wildcats at McKale Center on December 14, 2016 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Lopes 64-54. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
TUCSON, AZ - DECEMBER 14: Head coach Dan Majerle of the Grand Canyon Lopes reacts during the second half of the college basketball game against the Arizona Wildcats at McKale Center on December 14, 2016 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Lopes 64-54. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 12: Coach Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Spurs looks on during the game against the Chicago Bulls during the 2016 NBA Las Vegas Summer League on July 12, 2016 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 12: Coach Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Spurs looks on during the game against the Chicago Bulls during the 2016 NBA Las Vegas Summer League on July 12, 2016 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Becky Hammon:

The Suns could really shake up the NBA by hiring its first female head coach. There’s no doubt that Hammon is a winner who commands the respect of the players. If she were a man, she’d likely already have a job somewhere as a head coach. Could the Suns take advantage of everyone else’s fear and reap the benefit? It just might make a lot of sense for a franchise that’s never been afraid to do things differently.