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Sports Spurs Hire First-Ever Full-Time Female Assistant Coach In NBA History

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Becky Hammon, a six-time WNBA All-Star who has spent the last eight seasons with the San Antonio Stars, has been hired as the new assistant coach for the defending NBA champions.

"I very much look forward to the addition of Becky Hammon to our staff," Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich said in a statement. "Having observed her working with our team this past season, I'm confident her basketball IQ, work ethic and interpersonal skills will be a great benefit to the Spurs.

Hammon is the Stars' all-time leader in assists, points per game, and 3-pointers made. The 37-year-old Hammon is ranks seventh in WNBA history in total points (5,756), second in three-point field goals made (817), fourth in assists (1,663), sixth in games played (440) and first in free-throw percentage (89.6 percent, minimum 300 attempts).

Hammon revealed last month that her 16th season in the WNBA would be her last.

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