The NBA champion San Antonio Spurs announced yesterday (August 5th) that they've hired six-time WNBA All-Star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach, making her the first full-time, paid female assistant on an NBA coaching staff. The 16-year WNBA veteran will retire from that league and join the Spurs as soon as the season is over. For the last eight years, she'd been a point guard for the San Antonio Stars.