Spurs’ Becky Hammon first woman to act as head coach of NBA team

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon calls a play during a timeout in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in San Antonio, on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO — Becky Hammon became the first woman to direct a team in NBA history, taking over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers following Gregg Popovich’s ejection in the first half.