Twitter Reaction to Becky Hammon's Groundbreaking Move to Spurs' Coaching Staff

Tuesday is a banner day for both the WNBA and NBA, as 16-year veteran Becky Hammon has been hired as the first full-time female assistant coach in NBA history.

Hammon will retire from the San Antonio Stars at season's end and jump right onto the defending champions' staff under Gregg Popovich.

Here's how players, coaches, media members and others within and outside of the WNBA community reacted to the groundbreaking news:

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