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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The San Antonio Spurs are hiring the NBA's first female assistant coach, soon-to-be retired WNBA player Becky Hammon. "I'm confident her basketball IQ, work ethic and interpersonal skills will be a great benefit to the Spurs," Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said. Hammon has played the last eight seasons for the WNBA San Antonio Stars, becoming the team's all-time leader in assists (1,112) and three-pointers (493).

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I'm not going to waste time second guessing Popovich. If she didn't have skills, she wouldn't be getting in the door.

#1 | Posted by morris at 2014-08-06 09:25 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Will she be allowed in the locker room?

#2 | Posted by bat4255 at 2014-08-06 11:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

All 3 of the WNBAs viewers must be estatic.

#4 | Posted by aescal at 2014-08-07 11:30 AM | Reply | Flag:

Clippers had a female coaching summer league.

#5 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-08-07 12:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

Well there goes the neighborhood.

#6 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2014-08-07 12:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

Will she be allowed in the locker room?

#2 | Posted by bat4255

Female reporters are allowed in the locker room. What's the difference?

#7 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2014-08-07 12:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

I always figured this would be a Miami, NY or LA first - not sure what the LGBT audience is in San Antonio but it can't be much. No other reason to hire a woman coach - as if there were not more qualified male ones out there - I'm sure any DIV I assistant is better qualified. Publicity stunt - nothing more.

Isn't it interesting that men can be coached by women, but blacks can only be represented by other blacks and women's rights can only be decided by women?

#8 | Posted by e_pluribus_unum at 2014-08-07 01:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

#8 | POSTED BY E_PLURIBUS_UNUM AT 2014-08-07 01:12 PM Hates women, thinks they all belong in the kitchen

Why would a woman coach in the NBA have anything to do with homosexual equality?

You might as well also assume she is a muslim and an abortionist.

And then a dig at Black people?

You're a class act E_Plur, and a perfect representative of the close-minded, hate filled, Republican party.

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2014-08-07 01:25 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

She only applied for the job because she wants to spend time in the locker room ogling a bunch of naked men.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-08-07 01:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

Projection, Jeffy??

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2014-08-07 01:34 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

No other reason to hire a woman coach - as if there were not more qualified male ones out there
#8 | Posted by e_pluribus_unum

And back in 1966, when the NBA hired its first black coach, E was heard to say:
"No other reason to hire a black coach - as if there were not more qualified white ones out there."

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-08-07 01:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Isn't it interesting that men can be coached by women"

So? Women are coached by men (see multi-NCAA champions UCONN, and Bill Lambier)

"but blacks can only be represented by other blacks"

Er, do the names Phil Jackson and Pat Riley mean anything to you?

#13 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-08-07 02:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

I wonder if they'll fire her when she becomes pregnant.

#14 | Posted by ClownShack at 2014-08-07 02:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

If she can't do her job they will.

#15 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-08-07 02:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

What I'm really surprised no one has mentioned is, women suck at basketball.

Sports in general really.

And thats based on every girl I've ever seen playing sports through out my entire life.

#16 | Posted by ClownShack at 2014-08-07 02:22 PM | Reply | Flag:

this is great news for women's equality proponents and feminists everywhere...

...that being said, i can't wait until she has a wardrobe malfunction on live tv!!!!!

#17 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-08-07 02:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

"women suck at basketball"

women generally have an aversion to hanging around men who dribble...

#18 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-08-07 02:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

"And thats based on every girl I've ever seen playing sports through out my entire life."

#16 | Posted by ClownShack

Pretty sure Serena Williams could kick your sorry @ss.

#19 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-08-07 04:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

#16 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2014-08-07 02:22 PM

Maybe on an amature level, but college and professional? Most of them are pretty impressive talent wise.

#20 | Posted by Lohocla at 2014-08-07 04:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

Female reporters are allowed in the locker room. What's the difference?

#7 | POSTED BY WHATSLEFT

Well, are male reporters allowed female locker rooms?

#21 | Posted by bat4255 at 2014-08-07 05:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

If she can't do her job they will.

#15 | Posted by Dalton

Why was Sean Payton allowed to keep his job when he couldn't do it for a season?

#22 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2014-08-07 05:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2014-08-07 01:25 PMFlag: | Newsworthy

Right - women only in the kitchen. That's exactly what I said.

It's a risk reward issue - being a woman brings NOTHING to the coaching table that is not brought by an equally qualified man. Being a woman in an all male sport brings lots of baggage and negative attention from players that counters any coaching experience (again NOT related to her sex) she may have that qualifies her for a coaching position.

It's an attention play and it is working so far - wait till the players have to take direction from her or make some "guy" comments around her and she calls in HR.

It's like the military - women bring nothing to the table that men don't already contribute - and at a greater cost to the taxpayer (see fraternization resulting in pregnancies on board ships for example).

There is nothing to celebrate here but a liberal circus. Another step to removing any differences between genders so that liberals can live guilt free for any actions THEY deem moral.

And I didn't "dig" at the blacks - it only takes about 0.5 seconds to google quotes from black leaders that say they need blacks to represent them and that only blacks can relate to the black culture. Same with women and reproductive rights.

So I say again - it's always A-OK for males, especially white males, to have decisions made for them/other gender decide issues for them - but heaven forbid a man decides when a woman can or cannot murder a baby inside her.

#23 | Posted by e_pluribus_unum at 2014-08-07 05:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

Well, are male reporters allowed female locker rooms?

#21 | Posted by bat4255

I don't really care. But I do know how to use the Googles...

are male reporters allowed in female dressing rooms

#24 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2014-08-07 05:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

#23 | Posted by e_pluribus_unum at 2014-08-07 05:50 PM |

Do you, honestly, think that Pops would let her in the door if she didn't have something to contribute? Hadn't thoroughly interviewed her and checked her out? He's Head Coach of the NBA Champs x 5. Do you really think he'd be willing to screw up his team chemistry for some kind of social experiment?

#25 | Posted by morris at 2014-08-08 01:07 AM | Reply | Flag:

#23 | POSTED BY E_PLURIBUS_UNUM AT 2014-08-07 05:50 PM | FLAG: NEVER PLAYED THE GAME

#26 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-08-08 11:27 AM | Reply | Flag:

Do you really think he'd be willing to screw up his team chemistry for some kind of social experiment?

#25 | Posted by morris at 2014-08-08 01:07 AM | Reply | Flag:

Yep.

#27 | Posted by e_pluribus_unum at 2014-08-08 01:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

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