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First woman coaches NBA game
2021-01-01

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Becky Hammon became the first woman to lead an NBA team as a head coach during the regular season when she took over for San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich after he was ejected during a game on Dec. 30, CNN.com reported.

Hammon stepped in during the second quarter in the Spurs' game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers won the game 121-107. Popovich will be credited as the head coach in the official statistics, but it was a historic moment.

Hammon—a six-time WNBA All-Star in her 16-year playing career—was the first full-time female assistant coach in NBA history when hired by the Spurs in 2014.


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