Becky Hammon she became the first woman to act as a head coach on an NBA team. Although it was on an interim basis.
Hammon took over the San Antonio Spurs team in the game against the Los Angeles Lakers last night, due to Gregg Popovich being sent off in the first half.
The match was won by the Los Angeles team, 121-107.
“Obviously, it’s a substantial moment,” Hammon said after the game. “I have been part of this organization since 2007. They moved me here in 2007, so I have a lot of time invested, and they have invested a lot of time in me to build and improve me.”
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Hammon, has been on the San Antonio Spurs coaching staff since 2014 and was the first full-time assistant coach in NBA history.
Her career in women’s basketball was phenomenal, she was a three-time All-American and holds the most scoring records in the history of her University’s women’s program.
He had previously led the Spurs in the NBA summer league, but never in an official game.
Becky Hammon makes history and becomes the first woman to lead an NBA team.
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