It appears that Florida Athletic Director Scott Stricklin will have to continue his search for the next head coach of Florida’s women’s basketball program. Swish Appeal is reporting that Becky Hammon has declined the offer that Florida officials extended last week.

Kenny Kallina (@KennyKallina) tweeted that sources told him that Florida’s offer to Hammon would make her only the 12th highest paid coach in the SEC.


Several outlets reported that Hammon was considering the Florida offer because it offered a significant pay raise compared to her current position as a San Antonio Spurs’ assistant coach.

Florida will now have to move on from Plan A. Stricklin clearly wants to make a “splash” hire, but he may need to open up the check book a little more to land such a coach.

Keep posted with The Gator Chomp Blog for the latest on the Florida Gators women’s basketball program.

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