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Becky Hammon shows that the NBA is not just a man's world

Becky Hammon shows that the NBA is not just a man's world

For San Antonio Spurs summer league Coach Becky Hammon, it all came naturally. Her team was down a basket in the final seconds. She called a timeout, drew up a play and it almost worked. Guard Jarell Eddie had an open look, but he missed a three-point shot that would have tied the score against the New York Knicks' squad Saturday. Hammon maintained a stoic demeanor for four quarters, leaving the bench only to call timeouts or offer words of encouragement. And then her first game as a head coach was over. It was also the first time a woman served as the head coach of an NBA summer league team. "I actually didn't think it was going to be as big a deal as it turned out...

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