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Becky Hammon’s supposed first head coaching with Spurs stint raises confusion

Becky Hammon, Gregg Popovich, Spurs

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was ejected in the third quarter of their game against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Wait, did that mean history for Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon? Many initially believed so, too, saying that Hammon is the first woman to coach a male squad in all of the four major sports.

However, reports came out that the Spurs used a three-person “by committee” approach to close out the game without the legendary guru.

Marc Stein of The New York Post, likewise, relayed that Popovich said that Spurs legend and now assistant coach Tim Duncan acted in his place for the remainder of the game.

The ejection definitely stirred some major confusion around the NBA circles.

It appears like this history-making moment will have to wait. Nevertheless, Hammon has already made history in the past when she became the first full-time female assistant coach in league history when the Spurs hired her in 2014.

Regardless, Pop doesn’t really appear to care about what happened with the coaching hoopla that made the rounds on social media. The Spurs ended up losing the contest to the Blazers, 121-116.

It was as back-and-forth of a contest as both teams held massive leads at some point in the game. Portland used a blistering 41-point first quarter and led by as much as 23 in the second before San Antonio stormed back to take a six-point lead heading into the final frame.

The Spurs appeared to have things under control with a 15-point cushion with 8:32 remaining. But Portland had one final run in them to secure their 5th win of the season.