Becky Hammon will be the NBA’s first female assistant coach.
The retiring WNBA star was hired by the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach today.
Spurs hire 6-time WNBA All-Star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach; 1st female assistant coach in the NBA. #BreakingBarriers
— NextUpRecruits.com (@NextUpRecruits) August 5, 2014
Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich said: “I very much look forward to the addition of Becky Hammon to our staff. Having observed her working with our team this past season, I’m confident her basketball IQ, work ethic and interpersonal skills will be a great benefit to the Spurs.”
No league is more progressive than the NBA. Awesome news on Becky Hammon.
— jon greenberg (@jon_greenberg) August 5, 2014
Hammon spent 16 years in the WNBA. She announced last month that she would be retiring at the end of this season.
— Becky Hammon (@BeckyHammon) July 24, 2014
Becky Hammon played her last eight seasons with the San Antonio Stars. She is the team’s all time leader in assists and three point field goals. She also made the all star team six times during her career.
New Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon is, of course, a year younger than Tim Duncan. pic.twitter.com/HHLUROI7UR
— Triangle Offense (@Tri_Offense) August 5, 2014
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