A woman doesn't get a job interview to be an NBA head coach every day. Actually, it hasn't happened any day in the history of the league. That's about to change, though. ESPN reported late Friday night (May 4) that the Milwaukee Bucks are planning to interview Becky Hammon for their head coach opening. It will mark the first time a woman has ever interviewed for a head coaching position in the NBA. Skeptics believe the report reeks of tokenism, an opportunity to generate positive headlines without giving the candidate a real shot. There's enough evidence, however, to suggest that this interview is legitimate.

Hammon gets a foot in the door

All it takes is a chance. That's what the Bucks gave the San Antonio Spurs' assistant approximately a year ago around this same time. Jason Kidd was still the head coach, but the team had an opening at the general manager position. She didn't get the position and she wasn't even a finalist. That's no surprise, considering Hammon has no front office experience. But she must've impressed management since she's stayed on the team's radar.

She's proven herself to be much more than a token female trailblazer in San Antonio. Hammon led the Spurs' Summer League team to a title in 2015. She's now remained with the team for several years, showing she's no slouch. Additionally, all the Spurs assistants are getting interviews this summer, all learning under the tutelage of Gregg Popovich.

Clearly, Milwaukee is intrigued.

Will Milwaukee hire her?

The ESPN report suggested that Hammon isn't a top candidate for the position, despite getting an interview. Milwaukee is one of the last teams with an open role after Phoenix, New York, and Memphis made hires. With only eight teams left in the playoffs, another opening is highly unlikely.

That means the Bucks have the pick of the litter in terms of the best candidates left on the market unless they hire someone away from another team.

The clubhouse favorite has to be Mike Budenholzer. He did a respectable job in Atlanta for several years before deciding to leave the sinking ship this spring. Former New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams is also held in high regard.

There are still several former head coaches on the market right now, including David Blatt, Steve Clifford, and Marc Jackson. An interview with the Milwaukee Bucks might not have a dream ending for Becky Hammon. But she has her foot in the door - that is history making.