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Gregg Popovich says he ‘thought about getting booted’ from Spurs game to cheer on ex-assistant Becky Hammon

Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Becky Hammon was named the head coach of the Las Vegas Aces in December 2021. On Wednesday, the six-time WNBA All-Star won a second consecutive WNBA championship as a head coach.

Before taking the job with the Aces, Hammon was an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs under the franchise’s longtime head coach, Gregg Popovich. 

The Spurs were playing a preseason game at home Wednesday night while the Aces were in Brooklyn playing the New York Liberty in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals.

Hammon played in the WNBA 16 years, half of which were spent with the San Antonio Stars. The Stars played in the same arena as the Spurs until the team relocated to Las Vegas in 2018 and became the Aces.

In 2014, Hammon made history by becoming the first woman to be hired as a full-time assistant coach in NBA history.

Chantz Martin is a sports writer for Fox News Digital.

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