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Spurs Hire WNBA's Hammon As Assistant Coach
Wednesday Aug 06, 2014 12:00am

(SAN ANTONIO) - As a 5 foot 6 point guard, decorated WNBA veteran Becky Hammon has never had the experience of shattering a backboard with a dunk. She's busting through the glass ceiling instead. The San Antonio Spurs hired Hammon as an assistant coach on Tuesday, making her the first full-time, paid female assistant on an NBA coaching staff. When Hammon retires from her 16 year WNBA career at the end of the San Antonio Stars' season, she will immediately move to the staff of the defending NBA champions, working with the revered Gregg Popovich on scouting, game-planning and the day-to-day grind of practice like no woman has ever done before. Last season, Hammon attended Spurs practices, film sessions and sat behind the bench at home game after suffering a torn ACL that kept her from playing. She's been friends with Tony Parker and Tim Duncan since competing in an NBA All-Start shooting competition in 2008, a familiarity that will help as she makes her transition to coaching the two stars. Hammon has a reputation of being a smart, hard-nosed, tough-minded player. She made six All-Star teams and averaged 13.1 points in her 16 seasons with the Stars and New York Liberty. Named one of the WNBA's top 15 players of all-time in July 2011, Hammon ranks seventh in WNBA history in points (with 5,809), fourth in assists (1,687) and sixth in games (445). She is the league's all-time leader in assists (1,112) and 3-point field goals made (493) while ranking second in franchise history in points (3,442) and games (218). In 2012, Hammon was the top vote-getter for the Stars' All-Decade Team.


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Chicago 82 – Connecticut 66
Minnesota 66 – Indiana 64
Washington 79 – New York 46
Phoenix 75 – Atlanta 67
Tulsa 96 – Los Angeles 90


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