Becky Hammon Makes History
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It was a matter of time and it looks like we have all witnessed history. Becky Hammon becames the first woman ever to serve as Head Coach in an NBA game.

She took over coaching the San Antonio Spurs after Gregg Popovich was ejected from a game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Hammon, who joined Popovich’s staff in 2014 and is one of six women who hold an assistant coaching role in the NBA this season, had previously coached at the Summer League level but never in the regular season.

She was promoted to the front of the Spurs’ bench entering the 2018-19 season.

“He officially pointed at me,” Hammon said. “That was it. Said, ‘You’ve got them.’ Obviously, it’s a big deal. It’s a substantial moment.”

Prior to her coaching career, Hammon played for 16 years in the WNBA, where she was a six-time All-Star. 

Spurs' DeJounte Murray and Lakers' LeBron James spoke to the media postgame to express their excitement for Hammon.