Becky Hammon becomes the first female coach to win an NBA summer league championship

When the film Eddie came out in 1996, the idea that a female limo driver and fanatical hoops fan (played by Whoopi Goldberg) would become head coach of the New York Knicks seemed far fetched.

Not so anymore. Becky Hammon, who spent 15 years playing for the women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), became the first female coach to lead an NBA franchise to a title in the league’s Las Vegas summer tournament last week. Hammon’s team, the San Antonio Spurs, won 6-1 overall,...

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