Charles Barkley has never been shy when it comes to taking it to the Knicks, so it should come as no surprise that he's warning a potential coaching candidate to stay away from them before the team even begins its search for a full-time David Fizdale replacement.
"Somebody is gonna give her a chance," Barkley told TMZ Sports. "I don't think she should take that job. Don't take a bad job."
If the Knicks move on from interim head coach Mike Miller after the season -- or at some point during it -- Hammon would make sense as a candidate, SNY's Ian Begley wrote shortly after Fizdale's firing.
The 42-year-old Hammon played at Madison Square Garden for the Liberty during her WNBA career and has spent five seasons as an assistant working under Gregg Popovich with the Spurs.
Hammon, who is the first full-time female assistant coach in the NBA and interviewed for the Bucks' head coaching job before it went to Mike Budenholzer, has also served as head coach for the Spurs' Summer League team.
If hired by an NBA team, Hammon would become the first female head coach or manager in any of the four major American sports.