Rapid City native Hammon makes history

UNDATED (AP) – Rapid City, South Dakota native Becky Hammon made history by becoming the first woman to serve as head coach in an NBA game.

Hammon took over when Gregg Popovich was ejected in the second quarter of the San Antonio Spurs’ 121-107 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. As he exited the court, Popovich pointed a finger at Hammon and had a succinct message for his assistant coach: “You got ’em.”

Lakers forward LeBron James spoiled the historic moment by delivering 26 points, eight assists and five rebounds on his 36th birthday.