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Becky Hammon becomes first woman to coach NBA team after Popovich’s ejection


SAN ANTONIO — #Becky #Hammon became the first woman to direct a team in NBA history, taking over the #San #Antonio #Spurs on #Wednesday night against the #Los #Angeles #Lakers following #Gregg #Popovich’s ejection in the first half.

#Popovich was ejected by official #Tony #Brown with 3:56 remaining in the second quarter. #Popovich screamed at #Brown and entered the court following a non-call on #DeMar #DeRozan’s attempted layup and a subsequent attempted rebound by #Drew #Eubanks. #Popovich was applauded as he exited the court by several of the team’s family members that were in attendance at the AT&T #Center.

#Hammon took over the team’s huddles during timeouts and walked the sideline following #Popovich’s ejection. #Hammon was the first full-time female assistant coach in league history.

Becky Hammon gives instruction to Spurs players after taking over for Gregg Popovich who was ejected from the game.
#Becky #Hammon gives instruction to #Spurs players after taking over for #Gregg #Popovich who was ejected from the game.
NBAE via #Getty #Images
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#Tim #Duncan took over last season when #Popovich was ejected against #Portland on #Nov. 16, 2019. The #Hall of #Famer opted not to return as assistant this season.

A three-time #All-American at #Colorado #State, #Hammon played for the #New #York #Liberty and #San #Antonio #Stars in the WNBA as well as overseas before retiring to join #Popovich’s staff in 2014.



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