For eight years, the San Antonio Spurs coach celebrated
Gregg Popovich and Becky Hammon served as an assistant
. While observers’ comments often indicated that hiring a woman was “a bit of a gimmick,” the instructor vehemently disagreed, declaring the great ex-officer “fiery, she has a wit, and our comrades respected that.”
Hamon appreciates what Popovich taught her.
“Not skipping steps is most important, especially early in training camp.” She added, “The bigger point is to lay a great foundation of fundamentals and fundamentals and start with communication” — a topic I’ll discuss later.