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Gregg Popovich on Becky Hammon: “There’s no reason why somebody like Becky can’t be a coach in the NBA”

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Gregg Popovich opened up about Becky Hammon making NBA history in the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.

Hammon coached the San Antonio Spurs after Popovich got ejected with two technical fouls. Therefore, she became the first woman to serve as head coach in NBA history.

“There are women in every other endeavor in the world … women do the same jobs as well or better as men. That’s a fact. There’s no reason why somebody like Becky can’t be a coach in the NBA,” Popovich said about Hammon, via Mark Trudell of Spectrum Sportsnet.

Hammon joined the Spurs back in 2014 and currently is the lead assistant coach under Popovich.

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