Becky Hammon was hired by the San Antonio Spurs today, joining Lisa Boyer as the only two woman to coach in the NBA. Boyer was an assistant for John Lucas and the Cavs back in 2001-02. Hammon spent some time with the Spurs last season during their run at the title but now she will be full time. This doesn't shock me as much as it may other people because she knows the game of basketball. She played 15 years professionally and was very good. The Spurs, and Coach Popavich especially, are not ones to make moves for PR. They only make moves that are good for the franchise. Popavich said in a statement, "Having observed her working with our team this past season, I’m confident her basketball IQ, work ethic and interpersonal skills will be a great benefit to the Spurs." I understand what this means as far as equality is concerned, but I actually like this because it shows that just because women can't dunk (some can) don't mean they can't play basketball. No matter what, it's the same game, just different athletes.
Too much attention is going into team fights during training camp. To me, this is normal behavior for a team during training camp. If a team isn't fighting during training camp, I will tell you that is not a team. People have to remember that these dudes are playing against one another with jobs on the line. A lot of emotions and tensions are at an all-time high and just because they might have big skirmish like the Browns or two players scuffle like Martellus Bennett and Kyle Fuller, doesn't mean that there is chaos in the locker room. So to the media I ask, Please stop over hyping these scuffles and focus on football.