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    Spurs Name Becky Hammon Assistant Coach

    The San Antonio Spurs today announced that Becky Hammon has been hired as an assistant coach. Per club policy terms of the contract were not announced.
    Way to break the NBA gender barrier, Becky, and good luck to you..... Except when your team plays the Rockets. LOL.

    Article is here.
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    Re: Spurs Name Becky Hammon Assistant Coach

    I don't have a problem with gender bias in certain cases and this is one of them. I don't care for this decision.

    Then again, I'm no longer a fan of the NBA after they forced the Clippers owner out. Sorry, but forcing someone to sell their property is not justified.

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    Re: Spurs Name Becky Hammon Assistant Coach

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I don't have a problem with gender bias in certain cases and this is one of them. I don't care for this decision.

    Then again, I'm no longer a fan of the NBA after they forced the Clippers owner out. Sorry, but forcing someone to sell their property is not justified.
    NBA teams are franchises, and if you break the rules of those who run the franchise, then they have the legal right to strip you of your team. Period. If you want an example, buy a McDonald's and then refuse to sell hamburgers to black people and see how long you get to keep your franchise. If you act like a Stormfront goon, then you get what you deserve.
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    Re: Spurs Name Becky Hammon Assistant Coach

    If she can handle the job, I say git-after-it. I just hope she doesn't start whinibg, "but, I'm a giiiiiirrrl!", when she gets her ass kicked by the sport-writers.
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    Re: Spurs Name Becky Hammon Assistant Coach

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I don't have a problem with gender bias in certain cases and this is one of them. I don't care for this decision.

    Then again, I'm no longer a fan of the NBA after they forced the Clippers owner out. Sorry, but forcing someone to sell their property is not justified.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Spurs Name Becky Hammon Assistant Coach

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If she can handle the job, I say git-after-it. I just hope she doesn't start whinibg, "but, I'm a giiiiiirrrl!", when she gets her ass kicked by the sport-writers.
    Assistant coaches don't get too much of a spotlight to begin with (some are barred from speaking to the media in a lot of cases). And the Spurs are the winningest team in the NBA for the last decade plus and show no signs of slowing down, so I doubt this will be an issue.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Spurs Name Becky Hammon Assistant Coach

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Assistant coaches don't get too much of a spotlight to begin with (some are barred from speaking to the media in a lot of cases). And the Spurs are the winningest team in the NBA for the last decade plus and show no signs of slowing down, so I doubt this will be an issue.
    Asst. coaches aren't usually chicks, either. Whatcha wanna bet she gets more attention and speaking oppurtunities than any other asst. coach in NBA history?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Spurs Name Becky Hammon Assistant Coach

    Whats next? Gays in sports?

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    Re: Spurs Name Becky Hammon Assistant Coach

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I don't have a problem with gender bias in certain cases and this is one of them. I don't care for this decision.

    Then again, I'm no longer a fan of the NBA after they forced the Clippers owner out. Sorry, but forcing someone to sell their property is not justified.
    They didn't "force him to sell." His wife sold it for $2 Billion while his brain was foggier than low lying clouds.

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    Re: Spurs Name Becky Hammon Assistant Coach

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Assistant coaches don't get too much of a spotlight to begin with (some are barred from speaking to the media in a lot of cases). And the Spurs are the winningest team in the NBA for the last decade plus and show no signs of slowing down, so I doubt this will be an issue.
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