Becky Hammon Becomes 1st Female Named to NBA All-Star Coaching Staff

January 28th, 2016 by Danny Webster Leave a reply »

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon will add another first to her coaching resume Feb. 14 in Toronto, as she will become the first woman to join a coaching staff in the All-Star Game.

NBA TV tweeted the historic news:

The Spurs announced Gregg Popovich will be the head coach for the Western Conference team, and stars Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge will represent San Antonio on the court, per

Hammon already etched her name into NBA history during the offseason, coaching the Spurs' summer-league squad to a championship in Las Vegas. The six-time WNBA All-Star joined Popovich's staff Aug. 5, 2014, becoming the first female full-time paid coach in the NBA.

Being hired by a professional team is one thing, but to be brought on by one of the most prestigious coaches in NBA history says even more.

So far, it's worked out for Hammon as well as other female coaches across the United States. The Sacramento Kings hired Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman as an assistant coach last July.

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