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Becky Hammon: Breaking down barriers one step at a time

Hammon was featured in The Player’s Tribune for her fight for gender equality.

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The Player’s Tribune is currently running a feature called The First Step: a video series hosted by former NBA star Jerry Stackhouse that focuses on athletes tackling the biggest social issues in their communities today. Today’s episode features former San Antonio Silver Star and current Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon.

Watch below as Hammon, the NBA’s first full-time female assistant coach, and Stackhouse visit Girls, Inc. in San Antonio, where she discusses growing up in South Dakota, learning to play basketball against boys despite the WNBA not existing yet, and breaking down gender barriers so future generations of young female basketball players can reach their full potential.