Sports

Spurs Hire WNBA Star Becky Hammon As Assistant

View Comments
SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 13: Becky Hammon #25 of the San Antonio Stars during a game against the Seattle Storm at AT&T Center on June 13, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO, TX – JUNE 13: Becky Hammon #25 of the San Antonio Stars during a game against the Seattle Storm at AT&T Center on June 13, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

The San Antonio Spurs have hired WNBA star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach.

The Spurs made the announcement Tuesday. Hammon plans to retire from the San Antonio Stars after this season. She joins South Carolina assistant Lisa Boyer, who served on John Lucas’s staff in Cleveland in 2001-02, as women to coach in the NBA.

Hammon spent some time around the Spurs during last season’s run to the championship, and coach Gregg Popovich says she made a strong impression. Popovich says he’s “confident her basketball IQ, work ethic and interpersonal skills will be a great benefit to the Spurs.”

It’s the latest trailblazing move for the Spurs, who hired European coaching legend Ettore Messina to join Popovich’s staff earlier this summer.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus