Becky Hammon turns into first lady to direct an NBA group as head coach in an everyday season recreation



Hammon stepped in with 3:56 left within the second quarter within the Spurs’ recreation towards the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers went on to win the sport 121-107.

“I didn’t stroll into the sector pondering that I might be teaching tonight, however that is the way in which issues go and also you roll with it,” Hammon informed reporters after the sport. “I might have appreciated a special final result. Total, I might have beloved to get a win tonight greater than something.”

Popovich shall be credited as the pinnacle coach within the official statistics, but it surely was a historic second. As to how Hammon came upon she would take over for Popovich? “He formally pointed at me,” she mentioned. “That was it. He mentioned, ‘You bought ’em.'”

Hammon, a six-time WNBA All-Star in her 16-year taking part in profession, was the primary full-time feminine assistant coach in NBA historical past when employed by the Spurs in 2014.

She beforehand has served because the Spurs’ head coach throughout Summer time League, which is held in the course of the offseason.


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