NBA Welcomes the First Full-time Female Assistant Coach

Aug 6, 2014   //   by Shayna D   //   Blog, Diva Lifestyle  //  No Comments

Exciting news for sports fans!  The reigning NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs just announced that Becky Hammon will join their team as the Assistant Coach!

According to CNN.com

At her introductory press conference Tuesday afternoon, Hammon called the opportunity humbling.

“I’m just incredibly grateful, obviously, to the Spurs organization and Coach Pop and (Spurs General Manager R.C. Buford),” Hammon said. “The whole staff really just from day one has been so great to me. I’m a little overwhelmed right now, to be perfectly honest.

There’s women that have trail-blazed much bigger paths and really trail-blazed the path for things like this to happen,” Hammon said. “There’s a lot more important things going on, in the bigger things, CEOs of companies. Women are really in every area. They’re in the surgery rooms. They’re doctors. They’re lawyers. They’re COOs.

“So even me sitting here today to be able to have the playing experience that I had as a professional basketball player, women went before me to pave that trail. So I’m really just reaping benefits of all their hard work and labor.”

Hammon is not the first woman in NBA history on an NBA coaching staff. Lisa Boyer, while working for the WNBA’s Cleveland Rockers as an assistant coach, also was on the Cleveland Cavaliers coaching staff under John Lucas in 2001-2002. 

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