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PBT Extra: Spurs hire Becky Hammon for basketball reasons

Aug 6, 2014, 6:48 PM EDT

What you have to love about the Spurs is they don’t waste words talking about “being proactive” or energy thinking about the PR implications or whatever other corporate buzz words you want to use, they just do what they think is best.

Hiring Becky Hammon as the first full-time, fully paid female assistant coach in NBA history was done for basketball reasons alone. And it seems a good move.

In the latest edition of PBT Extra we discuss the hiring of Hammon, why San Antonio is the perfect spot to start (veteran team, coach who will deflect some of the distractions) and how at the end of the day this is what progress looks like.

  1. mauldawg - Aug 6, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    PC move by Spurs.

    • spursareold - Aug 6, 2014 at 9:07 PM

      Spurs don’t do PC.

      • bendover09 - Aug 7, 2014 at 12:57 AM

        Give me a break ..

        Coaches in college or even the NBA that is ready. This is strictly a PR move to get the women into the NBA. Heck, the NBA already acts like a bunch of soap opera so why not add a woman

        I mean, the female reporter in the locker room went over well

        Female telling a millionaire grown man how to play… I mean, come on really

  2. revren10 - Aug 6, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    Next up Spurs hire Jedi Master Yoda to teach the ways of the force

    • 22yearsagotoday - Aug 6, 2014 at 10:18 PM

      They have nothing left to prove, so why not.

  3. 22yearsagotoday - Aug 6, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    She looks a lot like the Princess of Cambridge. Maybe that’s how she got the job!

  4. BrownsTown - Aug 6, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    I wonder why the Lakers didn’t her? Oh, yeah…..Kobe.


    • BrownsTown - Aug 6, 2014 at 11:24 PM



    • urodaddy07 - Aug 7, 2014 at 12:44 AM


  5. 00maltliquor - Aug 6, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Basketball reasons ;- )

  6. whitey11177 - Aug 7, 2014 at 12:59 AM

    While I don’t care either way, In order for them to say this is purely basketball reasons, they would have to show how she’s a better candidate than every other person that applied for the job. While she’s probably a better coach than Jason Kidd, I doubt she was the most qualified person that applied.

    • fm31970 - Aug 7, 2014 at 2:53 AM

      Who’s to say anyone else applied? Or if their was even an application process? If Mo Cheeks, Larry Drew, and Mike Woodson can keep getting coaching jobs, why not bring in someone new who may offer a fresh perspective?

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