It’s not hard to find men coaching sports played by women. So why aren’t there women coaching men’s teams?
Ask no more, NBA fans. The San Antonio Spurs, perhaps the finest basketball organization in America, today hired a woman as an assistant coach.
Becky Hammon is in her final season — her 16th — with the WNBA San Antonio Stars and will move to the NBA team coaching staff for the upcoming season.
She becomes the first woman to be an assistant coach of a good NBA team. Lisa Boyer was along for the ride on John Lucas’ 2001-02 Cleveland staff as a volunteer. The Cavaliers finished 29-53.