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NBA: Becky Hammon becomes first woman to lead team after San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich ejected

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon has made history by becoming the first woman to take charge of an nba team when she took over after head coach Gregg Popovich was ejected.

Popovich received two technical fouls with 3:56 left in the second quarter of the spurs' eventual 121-107 defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Hammon, 43, has been an assistant coach for the spurs since august 2014, the first woman to be paid for that job in an official, full-time capacity.

She had a 16-year playing career in the WNBA, 1999-2006 with the New York liberty and 2007-14 with the San Antonio stars.

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