The San Antonio Spurs have hired six-time WNBA All-Star as an assistant coach, the team announced Tuesday.
Spurs have named retiring WNBA star Becky Hammon an assistant coach. The Spurs, once again, being the Spurs. A step ahead.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) August 5, 2014
Hammon becomes the second female assistant coach in NBA history after Lisa Boyer, who served on the staff of Cleveland Cavaliers coach John Lucas in 2001-02. Hammon i the first woman to serve full-time on an NBA staff.
Currently in her 16th WNBA season, Hammon announced she will retire at the end of the year. She has spent the last eight seasons with the San Antonio Stars.
“I very much look forward to the addition of Becky Hammon to our staff,” Spurs head Coach Gregg Popovich said in a press release. “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.”
Hammon will be introduced in a press conference Tuesday afternoon.
Won't be long until we see a woman as an NBA head coach... wheels are in motion.— John Karalis (@RedsArmy_John) August 5, 2014