Hammon to become 1st female head coach of NBA summer league

Jul 3, 2015 5:48 PM by Ross Field

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Becky Hammon is about to become the first woman to serve as the head coach of an NBA summer league team.

San Antonio announced Friday that Hammon will lead the Spurs during summer league play in Las Vegas. She is entering her second season as an assistant coach for the Spurs, who will have video coordinator Will Hardy handle the head-coach duties for a summer-league entry in Utah.

The Spurs will play at least five games in Las Vegas, starting on July 11. The Utah summer league starts Monday.

Hammon became the first full-time paid female NBA assistant coach last season. An All-Star in the WNBA, she played eight seasons each with the New York Liberty and San Antonio Stars.

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