The Buzz: First full-time female coach in NBA history

WNBA star Becky Hammon takes questions from the media at the San Antonio Spurs practice facility after being introduced as an assistant coach with the team on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 in San Antonio. The San Antonio Spurs hired WNBA star Becky Hammon on Tuesday, making her the first full-time, paid female assistant on an NBA coaching staff. (AP Photo/Bahram Mark Sobhani)

The San Antonio Spurs recently hired Becky Hammon as a new assistant coach, making her the first woman to hold a coaching position in the NBA during the regular season.

The San Antonio star is retiring this year after 16 seasons in the WNBA, where she ranks fourth all-time in assists and seventh in points.

Are you surprised that it took this long to see a woman in this position? Being the first female in her role, what types of obstacles do you think she’ll face?

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