Spurs hire NBA's first female assistant coach

Updated: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
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SAN ANTONIO (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - History is being made in the NBA as the San Antonio Spurs announce the hiring of Becky Hammon, the league's first full time paid female assistant coach.

The 16-year WNBA veteran says she's ready to break through the glass ceiling.

The decorated athlete is no stranger to the Spurs. She shadowed the team in 2013 while recovering from ACL surgery.

Spurs Head Coach Greg Popovich said in a statement he's confident in Hammon's basketball IQ.

Hammon says she's ready to be treated like any other coach.

"It's never been about the woman thing, it's been about hey, she's got a great basketball mind and we'd love to have her, we think she'd be a great addition to our program," said Hammon.

Hammon takes on her new position immediately after she finishes playing this season with the San Antonio Stars.

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November 25, 2015 08:06 GMT

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Tuesday's Games

Indiana 123, Washington 106

Memphis 110, Dallas 96

Atlanta 121, Boston 97

L.A. Clippers 111, Denver 94

Chicago 93, Portland 88

Golden State 111, L.A. Lakers 77

Wednesday's Games

New York at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Washington at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Cleveland at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Miami at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Philadelphia at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Sacramento at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

Memphis at Houston, 8 p.m.

Brooklyn at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Dallas at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

New Orleans at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Utah at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.


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Ottawa 7, Dallas 4

Anaheim 5, Calgary 3

Wednesday's Games

Nashville at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Columbus at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Winnipeg at Washington, 7 p.m.

Edmonton at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Vancouver at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, 7:30 p.m.

Boston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Los Angeles at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Anaheim at Arizona, 9 p.m.

Ottawa at Colorado, 9:30 p.m.

Chicago at San Jose, 10 p.m.