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Thu August 14, 2014

Eventful Summer For Women In Male Sports

Originally published on Thu August 14, 2014 1:25 pm

It’s been an eventful summer so far for women in male sports.

The San Antonio Spurs just hired Becky Hammon as a full-time assistant coach. She’s the first woman to hold that job in the NBA.

She was hired just a few weeks after the Clippers made a historic hire of their own, naming Natalie Nakase as the first woman assistant coach in the NBA’s Summer League.

Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca, joins host Jeremy Hobson to discuss whether these changes indicate a shift in the league.

He also mentions 13-year-old pitcher Mo’ne Davis, who led her team to the Little League World Series.

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