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Becky Hammon just coached a men’s pro-basketball team to a championship 

After a decorated career in the WNBA, Hammon joined the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach last year. She’s the first female full-time assistant coach in NBA history. And, after being named the team’s summer league head coach, Hammon just made history again. It doesn’t take much to see why Hammon is such an effective coach. 

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History Made: Buffalo Bills Hire NFL's First Full-Time Female Coach
At 30 years old, Kathryn Smith has made NFL history, becoming the first full-time female coach in the nation's most popular sport.
By Jerry Barca

“History has been made. The Buffalo Bills named Kathryn Smith the team’s quality control-special teams coach, making Smith the first full-time female coach in NFL history.

The move forwards a trend of women coaching men on the professional level.

For decades, women have made headway in men’s sports, becoming front office executives in professional franchises and athletic administrators on the college level. While it has been accepted that men can coach women, the opposite hasn’t been true. Well, until recently.

Smith’s hiring follows moves made by the Arizona Cardinals and the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, which brought women into the coaching ranks of mainstream men’s professional sports.

Spurs assistant Becky Hammon became the first full-time woman assistant coach in the NBA, or any of the major professional sports leagues in the country, in August 2014. Last summer, Hammon was the head coach of the Spurs team that won the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League. She was the first woman to hold that role and win that offseason championship.

Jen Welter became the first female coach in the NFL last summer when she served as a training camp and preseason intern working with the Cardinals’ linebackers.”

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CONGRATULATIONS COACH SMITH!!! 

CURRENT MOOD: TOUCHDOWN VICTORY DANCE 

Spurs hire first paid female assistant coach in the NBA

WNBA veteran and six-time all star Becky Hammon is on a more modest retirement tour as she wraps up a professional basketball career that began in 1999. 

“I’m confident her basketball IQ, work ethic and interpersonal skills will be a great benefit to the Spurs.” Pop announced via press release. 

Hammon played for the New York Liberty and  has suited up for the San Antonio Stars since 2007. 

Lisa Boyle became the NBA’s first female assistant coach, on a voluntary basis, in John Lucas’ 2001 Cavaliers staff. 

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The San Antonio Spurs have made NBA history today, as they’ve hired the league’s first ever paid female assistant coach. The five time NBA Champions have added WNBA star Becky Hammon to their staff and the famously quiet Gregg Popovich expressed his content, stating “I very much look forward to the addition of Becky Hammon to our staff. 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.”

Spurs name Becky Hammon as assistant coach: "She knows when to talk, and she knows when to shut up. That’s as simple as you can put it, and a lot of people don’t figure that out. … She knows how to do it, and our players really respond to her. She’s just a natural.“ -Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich

anonymous asked:

when the nba commissioner says they'll have a female head coach sooner than later 👀. i wna say it'll be becky hammon, but unless pop leaves, i think she'll stay with san antonio. mhm maybe if a nice offer from a team not named Nets or Knicks comes up tho

She just turned down that coaching offer from Florida but yeah I think she’s the one who is closer to getting her own team