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There's a reason the San Antonio Spurs are one of best organizations in the NBA.

On Tuesday, the Spurs named Becky Hammon an assistant coach, making her the first female assistant in NBA history.

"I very much look forward to the addition of Becky Hammon to our staff," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich 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."

Hammon, who plays for the WNBA's San Antonio Stars, will retire after her 16th season this year. Hammon, a six-time All-Star and two-time first-team All-WNBA, is seventh in points, fourth in assists and sixth in games in WNBA history.

It's been a productive and progressive offseason for the NBA champs. Popovich signed an extension, big man Tim Duncan decided to come back for another season, guard Tony Parker agreed to an extension and Popovich hired well-regarded international coach Ettore Messina as an assistant.

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