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Becky Hammon opting to stay with Spurs after extensive talks with Colorado State

With all the success she’s had with the San Antonio Spurs as their assistant coach, it has made Becky Hammon one of the best in the league at her job. Despite the role being mostly held by males, she has proven her worth and has used her knowledge of the game to help her become the excellent bench tactician that she is now.

That said, the 41-year-old was recently considered to be the next head coach of Colorado State’s men’s basketball team. However, Hammon has reportedly decided to remain with the Spurs instead, according to Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports.

Hammons played professionally in the WNBA from 1999 to 2014, suiting up for the New York Liberty and San Antonio Spurs. She became of the most decorated players in the league, being named an All-Star six times, and became part of the All-WNBA First Team twice, among her achievements. After retiring, she was hired as one of Gregg Popovich’s assistants, becoming the first female to do so in NBA history.

With the development that she will stay put in San Antonio, it’s definitely good news for the Spurs, who are currently battling for one of the last playoff berths in the Western Conference. Although they are in unfamiliar territory, it’s still difficult to count them out given the experience of their players and coaches. Hammons’ decision can also be considered as a huge boost to the Spurs, who need all the help they can get at this point in order to continue their long run of making the playoffs.