Becky Hammon Becomes First Female Coach to Head an NBA Team

In only the second week of the new NBA season, history was made as Becky Hammon, the San Antonio Spurs assistant coach stepped into the Head Coaching role as Greg Popovic was ejected after receiving two technical fouls for arguing with officials.

Becky, who has been with the Spurs since 2007 and is in her seventh season as the Spurs assistant coach after an accomplished 16-year career in the WNBA. Back in 2015, Becky became the first-ever female head coach in the NBA’s Summer League when the Spurs announced she would coach their summer league team. Becky led the Spurs to the Las Vegas Summer League title on July 20, 2015, becoming the first female NBA head coach to win a Summer League title

Speaking on NBA League Pass, Becky said after the game against current Champions the LA Lakers:

“Obviously it’s a big deal, it’s a substantial moment. I have been a part of this orginsation since 2007…I have had a lot of time invested and they have a lot of time invested in me. Honestly, in the moment, I was just trying to win the game. I say this a lot, but I try not to think of the huge picture and the huge aspect of it because it can get overwhelming. It’s my job to go in there and be focussed for those guys and make sure that I am helping them do the things that will help us win. I really have not had time to reflect, I have not looked at my phone so I have no idea what’s going on outside of AT&T centre tonight!”