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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October 21, 2014 07:06 GMT

NFL

Monday's Game

Pittsburgh 30, Houston 23

Thursday, Oct. 23

San Diego at Denver, 8:25 p.m.

NBA

Monday's Games

New Orleans 88, Washington 84

Cleveland 107, Chicago 98

Brooklyn 99, Philadelphia 88

Milwaukee 120, New York 107

Atlanta 117, Charlotte 114, OT

Dallas 108, Memphis 103

San Antonio 106, Sacramento 99

Tuesday's Games

Indiana at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Utah at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Houston at Miami, 8 p.m.

Portland vs. Denver at Boulder, CO, 9 p.m.

Phoenix vs. L.A. Lakers at Anaheim, CA, 10 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

NHL

Monday's Games

Edmonton 3, Tampa Bay 2

Tuesday's Games

San Jose at Boston, 7 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Arizona at Nashville, 8 p.m.

Carolina at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Philadelphia at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Vancouver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Florida at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Wednesday's Games

Toronto at Ottawa, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m.

Washington at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.

Buffalo at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.

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