Nice Start for Assistant coach Becky Hammon

By Martin Oloyede

Nov 26, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon (R) talks to shooting guard

Manu Ginobili

(20) during the first half against the Indiana Pacers at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Taking a challenge on whatever you choose to do in life is one way of achieving your dream. That is something assistant coach Becky Hammon has done this season. This year the San Antonio Spurs did not make it to the second round of the playoffs, but overall this has been a wonderful first season as assistant coach for Hammon to witness.

“It’s pretty cool that Pop thought enough of my mind to hire me and didn’t care what gender I was. It was that I was the right person for the job” – Becky Hammon

Oct 16, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon watches the game against the Phoenix Suns from the sidelines at US Airways Center. The Suns won 121-90. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

The Spurs organization has pure class in what they do and to give Hammon an opportunity is a joy for her in so many ways. As the first female full-time coach, she gets to learn from coach Gregg Popvich, a future Hall of Fame coach, learn from the other assistant coaches in regards to the game and also all the players on the Spurs roster. Taking the opportunity to learn from everyone and gaining experience is the first way to go in the league.

There is opportunity for growth in this league and Hammon is in the right place. One day she can have the chance to coach a game if coach Pop is not available. And who knows, maybe one day she can coach a team of her own, given the fact that she will have full experience and teachings from a well-established Spurs organization.

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