Roughly 35 years ago today, Ann Meyers of UCLA signed a contract with the Pacers. Although Meyers did not make the team, she became the first woman given a tryout by an NBA team, and she worked with the team through training camp.
Recently, women’s basketball star Becky Hammon made history when she was named as an assistant coach for the Spurs. Not only is the six-time WNBA All-Star the first female full-time assistant coach in NBA history, she’s the first female to serve in that capacity in any of the four major professional sports in North America.
Got a great basketball blog post that you want to see featured on Hoops Rumors? Send it to Zach at HoopsLinks@gmail.com. Here’s this week’s look around the basketball blogosphere…
- Red Rock Basketball has their head-to-head fantasy top ten, starting with Kevin Durant.
- Indy Cornrows looks at the Pacers’ camp invitees.
- Nets Daily has high praise for Bojan Bogdanovic.
- Posting and Toasting wants to know if the Knicks will defend the outside shot.
- Canis Hoopus has hope for the T’Wolves.
- Roundball Mining Company likes Kenneth Faried‘s play at the World Cup.
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