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Becky Hammon learns from the Spurs

Updated: May 4, 2014, 6:59 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Gregg Popovich is not the talkative sort. Yet he's effusive about Becky Hammon, who after her WNBA career ends wants to coach -- women or men.

Popovich suggested Hammon -- whom the Spurs' coach calls a "lifer" in the sport -- attend his team's practices after a season-ending knee injury last summer kept the San Antonio All-Star from playing a 15th season.

"She wants to coach after she's done," Popovich said. "Because she's not just a good player but a smart player, a ...

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