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Kobe Praises Spurs Female Assistant Coach Becky Hammon

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The San Antonio Spurs made a bold move on Tuesday hiring Becky Hammon as an assistant coach on Greg Popovich’s staff, according to Jeff Zillgit of USA Today:

Hammon was a six-time WNBA All-Star with the San Antonio Stars and widely considered one of the greatest players in league history. Although Hammon doesn’t have any coaching experience, there’s no better place to learn than in San Antonio under Popovich.

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After the Spurs announced the hiring of Hammon, Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant said the following about the former WNBA star, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN:

With arguably the NBA’s best head coach willing to roll the dice on the first woman assistant in the NBA, Hammon is off to a good start. Kobe calling the former WNBA star a “very bright basketball mind” only helps the transition making the move that much more legitimate.

Hammon’s position with the Spurs could help pave the way for other women interested in making the jump to the NBA in some capacity. Needless to say, Hammon and the Spurs have made history and it’ll be interesting to see how players in San Antonio and around the league react to the hiring of the first woman assistant coach.
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  • Duckathon

    Don’t know how she’ll turn out as a coach, but the best of luck to her.

  • David

    I’m sure the Spurs know something about Hammon the rest of the nba is not aware of; the rest of the league is aware that she is smart and kind of cute too.

  • Badazztj12

    Have to see how it works. NFL tried this with women ref’s

    • Al Haldie

      The NBA already have women refs.

  • rival

    Jeanie is hotter

  • Jerard Wright

    First rate move and one that makes so much sense. A team built on core fundamentals and high basketball IQ logically includes an assistant who’s played professional women’s basketball in what it takes to win are core fundamentals and high basketball IQ. If I was ever coach, that would be someone I’d want on my bench.

  • meep

    spurs do everything most teams dont. they scout international baseball well and they sign out of the box assistants

  • 3339

    spurs always seem to make the right moves. so it’s gonna work out

  • Arlie Prokop

    She spent part of her offseason shadowing the Spurs’ team and coaching staff. She’s VERY smart and knows the game better than people give her credit for. She should do very well in her new role. Hope this will open the door for other NBA teams to hire women assistants.

  • WardsMama

    Becky Hammon is not the first woman assistant in the NBA. John Lucas had Lisa Boyer as one of his assistants in the NBA in 2003. Get it together Ryan Ward. Pathetic reporting!!

    • WhiteMamba

      No. Boyer was a volunteer that only was present for home games and sat behind the bench. Never allowed to sit with coaches during games

  • Lakers Downtown

    Sounds like the NBA might have a Women Head Coach very soon.

  • Lakers Downtown

    Now a woman will be Head Coach very soon.Congrats Spurs innovators.

  • Mambanation

    THis will be interesting.

  • Mambanation

    She got the balls to do it. #respect

  • DKWTTY

    Very good news for the NBA. Kobe is very mature and open minded unlike some other males who are already making the typical bigoted jokes. As a Lakers fan I’m glad we have a woman as our president/owner and now as an NBA fan that we have a woman assistant coach.

    • Zach

      True, when Kobe isn’t attacking people in church or yelling homophobic insults he’s very mature.

      • DKWTTY

        Took a look at your comments and all of them are about the Lakers and mainly hating on Kobe. Do you have a life by any chance? Or do you wake up with intent to hate on a person who doesn’t know you exist? Hey you might as well toss in the rape allegation too, you white folk love tossing that shit around despite the evidence to the contrary. He didn’t get into a fight at a church and he’s not homophobic. You aren’t very mature or intelligent.

        • Zach

          Why does Kobe criticism sting you so much? Very, very strange. You have a crush on him, that’s obvious. BTW, google Kobe + church attack, and/or Kobe + homophobic slur. And all evidence says he’s a rapist too. Need a hankie?

          • vdogg

            actually zach, you seem more obsessed with kobe than anyone else on here. we get it, you’re not a fan. i’m not a fan of country music… and i NEVER listen to it. see how it works? be gone.

          • Zach

            Starting to think you’re obsessed with ME more than anything, responding to everything I post. Sorry, no autographs today little guy. But I hate country music too, so at least we’ve finally agreed on something.

          • vdogg

            LOL. actually, it’s the other way around with you following me around like a little puppy dog. you’re as amusing as you are dumb. you stay in school now, kiddo. you need it.

          • Zach

            Okay, dipshit, here’s the deal. I won’t respond to any more of your posts unless your respond to mine first. But we both know you’re forming a crush on me…get help!
            Over and out, let’s see how long can you go before trying to send me another love note. I’d guess 5 minutes.

          • vdogg

            yes, when i say “be gone”, that means i’m obsessed with you. HA! your reading comprehension is nearly as piss poor as your basketball ‘knowledge’ (and i use that term in the loosest sense possible). but even i have a limit. mercy, son. i’ve embarrassed you long enough. go ahead and get the last word in — that IS what third graders do, right? knock yourself out, fool.

          • Zach

            Good luck with the coming season, and hope you grow a bit of class soon. But you’re a Laker fan so I won’t hold my breath there. Also, you’re clearly 20 or under and I’d go with probably 15. You’ll grow up eventually son.
            Adios!

          • DKWTTY

            Says the troll who isn’t a Lakers fan but gets up everyday, probably before you even brush your nasty ass teeth, to hate on Kobe Bryant/the Lakers. How about you grow up and get some class? But you’re a retarded troll so I won’t hold my breath. How sad does your life have to be for you to be so passionately angry over a sports team?

          • DKWTTY

            LMAO at this bitch Zach. He needs to get a life and some friends. He’s desperate for attention! Maybe his mommy didn’t hug him enough!

          • Chrmngblly

            LOL

          • DKWTTY

            It doesn’t sting me. Stupidity annoys me and you are very stupid! You have a crush on him. Love him or hate him it’s still an obsession. You don’t see me talking about Kobe everyday all day like your comment history shows. Why do you love Kobe so much? You wanna slob his knob too? I know about all of that and 1. it wasn’t a fight 2. he isn’t homophobic and 3. he isn’t a rapist. What evidence proves he is? The fact that the whore lied and ADMITTED she lied? Or the fact that she had multiple mens DNA all in her loose pussy? Or the fact that she’s now a drug addict whore who is losing custody of her son? I read all the documents. Try again loser.

          • Zach

            Ooh, touchy! Kobe’s little girlfriend needs a hankie I think! He basically admitted wrongdoing in public, payed off the girl big money, and had to buy his wife a $5M ring. Sound like an innocent man to you? LOL.
            Also, he ratted out Shaq to the cops under questioning, how pathetic is that? Your hero’s a homophobic stool pigeon rapist, not too impressive.

          • DKWTTY

            Touchy? Your bitchmade ass STAY posted up on Lakers Nation hating. When are you going to get a life and get off Kobe’s DICK? I need to know. He cheated dumbshit. Cheating doesn’t mean he raped her. Is the bitch your sister or something? You awfully passionate about it. Does a woman being raped and taking money instead of her “rapist” going to prison sound kosher to you? You going to address all those facts about that whore or ignore it because it doesn’t fit into your lying bullshit ass agenda? Fuck Shaq. He’s not my hero but he’s your crush. How’s his dick taste?

          • Chrmngblly

            You are either a liar or just ignorant. Chill.

          • Zach

            Whoa, it appears that DKWTTY is literally in tears. Sorry sweetie, didn’t know u were so sensitive. And all I’ve stated are facts. We all know Kobe raped her, hence his admission of wrongdoing, massive payment to the girl, huge diamond ring for his wife, etc. Root for a rapist if you guys like, but don’t get pissy at me for knowing the game much better than you.

          • Chrmngblly

            I could say I know things you don’t, which would be true enough. But for now, let’s just say you are an ass, who, out of ignorance, imagines conjecture is fact. I am someone who is totally entitled to treat you with the disdain your bloated ignorance deserves regarding the game. So chill dude!

  • Devon Samuels²⁴

    Good luck on your new role Becky has a Die Hard Lakers Fan I give props to Spurs for opening the door for the first Women Assistant coach!

  • Jeremy

    The Spurs are boring this spices things up and makes them more entertaining as this is a first to see a woman be a NBA assistant coach and i wouldn’t be shocked if she is the successor for Gregg Popovich once he retires as the Spurs are known for being a first class organization that has already popularized international basketball and they have a roster filled with foreign players and now a woman assistant coach.Yes the Spurs are boring but she is super hot and those ripped up pink jeans she is wearing in the picture are very sexxy mmmmmmmm.I am a big supporter of Becky Hammon and we can have a dinner date anytime discussing hoops among other things lol and a coffee date discussing how hot she is lol.

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