It's just the latest step in Hammon's historic career.
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We’ll remember 2015 as the year women broke through.
"It has nothing to do with gender when you’re talking about pick and rolls and X’s and O’s."
"We’re just saying, 'Scoot over a little bit. Make a little room at the table for the ladies.'"
"This day will go down in the books for years to come."
She continues her trailblazing role in the NBA.
What is most notable about this announcement though is the focus on her work ethic, skills, and successes as the new hire. Sure, every headline, including this one, focuses on her gender, but her gender is not the reason she was hired.
After playing in her 16th season in the WNBA, the 37-year-old will retire at the end of the 2014 campaign. Hammon, who played