Hammon Is 1st Woman To Lead An NBA Team During Regular Season Game The San Antonio Spurs head coach was ejected for a violation, and his assistant Becky Hammon took over. The Spurs lost to the Lakers, but she acknowledged that her stint was still "a big deal."
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Hammon Is 1st Woman To Lead An NBA Team During Regular Season Game

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Hammon Is 1st Woman To Lead An NBA Team During Regular Season Game

Hammon Is 1st Woman To Lead An NBA Team During Regular Season Game

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The San Antonio Spurs head coach was ejected for a violation, and his assistant Becky Hammon took over. The Spurs lost to the Lakers, but she acknowledged that her stint was still "a big deal."

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Pro basketball made history last night. For the first time, a woman coached a regular season game. The story starts with a rules violation by a man. San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was ejected, so his assistant took over.

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UNIDENTIFIED SPORTS ANNOUNCER: There's - Becky Hammon will be the head coach from here out, 3:56 remaining, second quarter.

INSKEEP: The Spurs lost to the Lakers, but Hammon said afterward her stint was still a big deal. It's MORNING EDITION.

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