Spurs hire of Hammon could lead to more female coaches

The NBA's current champion, the San Antonio Spurs, seem to make history on and off the court. 

Tuesday, the Spurs announced Becky Hammon would be joining the coaching staff, making her the first regular season female assistant coach hired by the NBA in the league's almost seven-decade-long history. 

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said in a statement about the hire, "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."

While Hammon is the first female coach to be brought on for a full season, she is not the first female to work with the NBA as a coach.

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