Spurs hire Becky Hammon as assistant coach and make NBA history

Associated Press
In this April 30, 2014 photo, San Antonio Stars' Becky Hammon attends Game 5 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series between the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks in San Antonio. Gregg Popovich said that he believes Hammon and other women can cross over and coach men, even in the NBA. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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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.
— Associated Press

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