Standing ovation for Spurs


If you’re looking for yet another reason to love the San Antonio Spurs, the team’s latest hire might just help your cause.

On Tuesday, the reigning NBA champions announced they had hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. Yes, you read that correctly. The six-time WNBA All-Star and beloved San Antonio Star will join the coaching staff after she retires at the end of the season.

I will now give you a moment to do your favorite celebratory dance or find the hand-clapping emoji on your phone.

While Hammon is likely waiting for her Tuesday afternoon news conference to discuss her new job, her silence hasn’t stopped others from congratulating her and weighing in on the historic hire. Hammon almost immediately became the top trending topic on Twitter, even averaging more chatter than One Direction. So now you know it’s serious.

Even Spurs coach Gregg Popovich had -- gasp! -- several positive words to say about his new employee, praising “her basketball IQ, work ethic and interpersonal skills” and calling her a “great benefit” to the team in a statement.

You may now feel free to resume your happy dance.

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