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Slam Dunk: The NBA's First Female Coach Is Killing It

Slam Dunk: The NBA's First Female Coach Is Killing It

By Jennifer Memmolo

She shoots, she scores! Becky Hammon has been breaking ground over the past year with the San Antonio Spurs as the first female assistant coach in the NBA, and a few weeks ago, she was named as the first female NBA head coach for the Spurs' summer league.

Basically, this six-time all-star, former WNBA champion of the San Antonio Stars, has been killing it. Her coaching skills have the Spurs looking at a prospective summer league championship on Monday when they face the Phoenix Suns in the finals. In just two weeks, Hammon's had to make choices and create plays that teams normally work on over the course of an entire season, and she's found immense success.


"I mean I've learned a lot," Hammon said in a press conference on Sunday. "I wouldn't say there is any one thing. Your mind is just constantly moving, thinking of different scenarios, not only on your team but their team too, trying to figure out things they are doing. I learned it’s a lot more challenging than being a player on multiple levels. That’s an eye-opening thing for me."

Hammon, who was widely considered one of the smartest players in the WNBA at the time she retired, also has a catchphrase that should definitely end up on a T-shirt: "Bring the juice!" It's about not slowing down and persevering when you feel like giving up.

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