Friday January 29th, 2016

San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon will be the first woman to coach the NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Thursday.

Hammon, who was named the first full-time female assistant coach in NBA history in 2014, was selected by Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich to serve on the Western Conference staff in the midseason game. 

The 38-year-old made further headlines in July when she became the first female head coach of an NBA Summer League team, and subsequently, led the Spurs to the 2015 Las Vegas Summer League title.

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Hammon, a former WNBA star for the New York Liberty and San Antonio Stars, became the sixth member of the Liberty’s Ring of Honor in August.

The Spurs currently have the second-best record in the league at 39–7.

- Kayla Lombardo

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