Transcript for San Antonio Spurs Hire 1st Full-Time Female Coach in NBA History
another crack in the glass ceiling. First full time female coach in the NBA. Becky Hammon has been hired by the San Antonio spurs and Mara schiavocampo has the story. Reporter: She's the woman joining the NBA's boys club. This morning the San Antonio spurs announcing it hired Becky Hammon, the first full time female accident coach in the league's history. I'm just incredibly grateful, obviously, to the spurs organization. Reporter: Hammon, a 16-year veteran of the wnba first played for the New York liberty before becoming the star of the San Antonio silver stars named one of the top 15 wnba players of all time in 2011. To have somebody be able to cross that barrier is really, really big deal for the future of women as coaches. Reporter: The 56" powerhouse in some cases almost a foot and a half shorter than players like Tim Duncan became a naturalized Russian citizen in 2008 suiting up for the Russian team in beijing and London. Even sitting here today to have the playing experience I have as a professional basketball player, women went before me to pave that trail. Reporter: After announcing her retirement in July, spurs head coach Gregg Popovich invited her to team practices and to attend coaches meetings before offering her the job. This landmark decision comes just after the Los Angeles clippers hired former professional women's player Natalie naksas to be an assistant coach for the summer league. It's never been about the woman thing but, hey, she has a great basketball mind and we'd love to have her. Reporter: Speaking of other women, Lisa boyer joined the Cleveland cavaliers as a volunteer intersquiassistant coach. She will hang it up as a player officially retiring at the end of the season. Great story. Now to some remarkable images we've never seen before.
This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.