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Spurs make Hammon NBA's first female coach

Posted August 5, 2014

The San Antonio Spurs have hired WNBA star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach, making her the first woman to join an NBA coaching staff.

The Spurs made the announcement Tuesday. Hammon plans to retire from the San Antonio Silver Stars after this season.

She spent some time around the Spurs during last season's run to the championship, and coach Gregg Popovich says she made a strong impression. Popovich says he's "confident her basketball IQ, work ethic and interpersonal skills will be a great benefit to the Spurs."

It's the latest trailblazing move for the Spurs, who hired European coaching legend Ettore Messina to join Popovich's staff earlier this summer.

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  • DurhamDevil Aug 5, 2014

    Good for Hammon and good for the Spurs!

    This is one of the best managed teams in professional sports. Committed players, coaches, and ownership are almost unheard of when it comes to pro sports, yet SA has done it and done it well.

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