The San Antonio Spurs are quietly putting together an arsenal for the 2014-2015 NBA season—only instead of stocking up on elite players, they’re creating a powerhouse coaching staff. The franchise announced today (Aug 5) that they will be adding current WNBA player, Becky Hammon to their staff as an assistant coach. This makes the WNBA vet the second ever woman to be hired as an NBA assistant, the first being Lisa Boyer with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2001-2002 season.
When asked how he felt about the new addition to his coaching staff, the championship team’s head coach Gregg Popovich gave ESPN.com the following statement:
“I very much look forward to the addition of Becky Hammon to our staff. Having observed her working with our team this past season, I’m confident her basketball IQ, work ethic and interpersonal skills will be a great benefit to the Spurs.”
Congratulations, Becky Hammon and a toast to more ladies in the locker rooms.
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