Becky Hammon Hired as Spurs’ Assistant Coach

Written by Pat Papers | Wednesday, 6 August 2014 8:22 AM


As a young girl, Becky Hammon asked her dad if she would ever play in the NBA. He broke the news to her that she wouldn’t. Well, now she’s the first woman hired by an American men’s professional sports team as a full-time assistant coach. The NBA champion San Antonio Spurs didn’t mention her gender once in announcing her hiring - saying their decision was based on her basketball IQ. Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News says Hammon will begin working with the Spurs after wrapping up her 16th and final season in the WNBA.

SOURCE: San Antonio Express-News

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