At the end of the second quarter of Wednesday’s game against the Lakers, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich received two technical fouls for quarreling with officials and was fired. The ejection came when Popovich thought DeMar DeRozan was fouled while driving a layup and layup, but no foul.
Popovich left the Spurs to trail the Lakers 52-41. He was replaced by assistant coach Becky Hammon, who took over as head coach for the rest of the game. This marks the first time a woman has coached a team in NBA history.
The 43-year-old Hammon (Hammon) has played in the WNBA for 16 years, it is her seventh season as an assistant to the Spurs. Last season, Popovich was kicked out in a game in November, and the acting head coach was replaced by a committee including Harmon, even though his assistant Tim Duncan was accused of playing.
Harmon served as the head coach of the Spurs during the NBA Summer League. This is Popovich̵