Becky Hammon Makes History for the Second Time In the NBA

Becky Hammon made history in 2014 when she accepted a position as the first full-time, paid female assistant coach in the NBA.

Now, she is making history for the second time as the first-ever female NBA Summer League head coach. Each time, coaching the San Antonia Spurs.

She spoke to Fortune on Monday after her first Summer League victory in Las Vegas.

When Fortune asked her if it was different being surrounded by male players and coaches, rather than female, Hammon told Fortune, "Basketball is basketball, athletes are athletes, and great players want to be coached. You just coach them as athletes, try to make them better."


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