(The Lyfe News) Becky Hammon, who is rest to retire this month from a 16-season playing career in the WNBA The Spurs hired Hammon as an assistant coach making her the first full-time, paid female assistant on an NBA coaching staff.
Hammon, 37, becomes the second woman to serve on an NBA coaching staff. The first was Lisa Boyer, who was a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ staff in the 2001-02 season. Boyer, however, worked part time and was not paid by the team. Hammon has been hired to a full-time, paid position.
“It’s a tremendous challenge, and it comes with tremendous responsibility,” Stated Hammon. “There have been so many other women that are doing really, really great things, and I’m just kind of following in their paths.”
Hammon spent a lot of the 2013-14 NBA season around the Spurs’ organization following a knee injury in 2013, Hammon began to think more seriously about finding a coaching position once her playing career was over.