Skip to main content

The Spurs Have Announced Some Major Becky Hammon News

becky hammon coaches a spurs summer league game

The San Antonio Spurs have announced some major franchise news this afternoon. No, it doesn't have to do with Kawhi Leonard.

It has to do with assistant coach Becky Hammon. She's being promoted.

The former WNBA star, who's attempting to become the first female head coach in NBA history, has taken another step toward making that happening. She'll be on the bench with Gregg Popovich next season.

Hammon has been promoted from a behind-the-bench assistant to one of Popovich's top assistants.

The 41-year-old coach has been with the Spurs since 2014.

"Spurs have promoted assistant coach Becky Hammon to the front of the bench, replacing James Borrego," ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Hammon, who starred collegiately at Colorado State, has been in coaching since 2014. She was a six-time All-Star in the WNBA, playing in the league from 1999-2014.

She was reportedly a candidate for a couple of head coaching jobs this offseason, but didn't end up getting hired. She doesn't have a ton of experience, but is clearly highly thought of within the league and this new promotion will surely help her status moving forward.