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Russia's Becky Hammon, a Rapid City native, smiles toward her bench during the women's preliminary round Group B basketball match against Brazil at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games in this file photo taken July 30, 2012. A glass ceiling in major professional sports was cracked on August 5, 2014 when the National Basketball Association champion San Antonio Spurs named long time WNBA star Becky Hammon as the first full-time female assistant coach in NBA history. (Reuters photo)

Rapid City native Hammon to be NBA's first female coach with Spurs

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The San Antonio Spurs made history Tuesday by hiring six-time WNBA all-star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach, making her the first full-time woman assistant coach in any of the four major professional sports.


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