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Becky Hammon, first to direct a game in the NBA


#Becky #Hammon made history #Wednesday by becoming the first woman to act as head coach during an NBA regular season game.

#San #Antonio #Spurs assistant coach replaced head coach #Gregg #Popovich after he was sent off in the first half of the #Texans’ 121-107 loss to the #Los #Angeles #Lakers.

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#Popovich received a technical foul and was ejected from the game with 3:56 remaining in the second quarter for arguing with the referee about a no-call with his team trailing the #Lakers 52-41.

#Hammon is in his seventh season on the #Spurs coaching staff and was six times #All-Star in the WNBA with the #New #York #Liberty and #San #Antonio #Silver #Stars.

#Popovich was ejected from a game last #November and #Hammon and the rest of the #Spurs staff replaced during his absence. #However, after the game, #Popovich said that #Tim #Duncan he eventually took over as head coach to finish the game against the #Portland #Trail #Blazers.

#Duncan resigned from his full-time coaching role with the #Spurs during the offseason.

#Hammon, 43, was named as a candidate for the #Naismith #Memorial #Basketball #Hall of #Fame in the class of 2021. #Popovich was asked about #Hammon’s credentials before the #Lakers game.

“#Obviously, I think a lot about her abilities after hiring her. #It all started when I saw her play,” #Popovich said. “#She was a leader, everyone on the team reacted to her, she was very confident, she was very competitive and she led the whole show. #And when I met her and she was at our coaching meetings before she was hired, while she was injured after the season, we learned about her prowess for the game, her innate understanding of what she wins, what she loses, what she has to be there to do a program. #So she has all the tools needed to be a great coach in our #League. “.

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