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NEW YORK -- Gregg Popovich is not the talkative sort. Yet he's effusive about Becky Hammon, who after her WNBA career ends wants to coach -- women or men.

Popovich suggested Hammon -- whom the Spurs' coach calls a "lifer" in the sport -- attend his team's practices after a season-ending knee injury last summer kept the San Antonio All-Star from playing a 15th season.

"She wants to coach after she's done," Popovich said. "Because she's not just a good player but a smart player, a great person in our community, just somebody that we all respect so much, we gave her the opportunity to sit with us during the year. She came to our coaches' meetings, argued with us. She did everything. She's been wonderful."

Hammon also attended film sessions and sat behind the bench at home games this season to watch Popovich at work. She's been friends with Spurs teammates Tony Parker and Tim Duncan since competing in an NBA All-Star shooting competition in 2008.

She'll be the second female assistant coach in NBA history, and the first full-time female assistant coach.
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