Former CSU star Becky Hammon becomes first full-time female NBA coach

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Becky Hammon (Photo credit: _cheryl)

The reigning NBA champion San Antonio Spurs hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach.

The former Colorado State University women’s basketball standout wasted no time in becoming the first ever female to be a full-time assistant coach, after announcing earlier this week that she will retire from the WNBA at the end of the current season.

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Lisa Boyer served on the Cleveland Cavaliers coaching staff in 2001-2002 under then head-coach John Lucas II. However, Lucas said that Boyer was not on payroll, did not travel with the team and did not sit on the bench, according to USA Today.

Hammon is in her 16th season in the WNBA and has played for the San Antonio Stars since 2007. She is the all-time CSU women’s basketball scoring leader with 2740 career points.

Collegian Staff Reporter Emmett McCarthy can be reached at sports@collegian.com.