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Eventful Summer For Women In Male Sports

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 in San Antonio. Hammon became the first woman to be a full-time, paid assistant on an NBA staff. (Bahram Mark Sobhani/AP)
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 in San Antonio. Hammon became the first woman to be a full-time, paid assistant on an NBA staff. (Bahram Mark Sobhani/AP)

It’s been an eventful summer so far for women in male sports.

The San Antonio Spurs just hired Becky Hammon as a full-time assistant coach. She’s the first woman to hold that job in the NBA.

She was hired just a few weeks after the Clippers made a historic hire of their own, naming Natalie Nakase as the first woman assistant coach in the NBA’s Summer League.

Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca, joins host Jeremy Hobson to discuss whether these changes indicate a shift in the league.

He also mentions 13-year-old pitcher Mo’ne Davis, who led her team to the Little League World Series.

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