The San Antonio Spurs hired 37-year-old WNBA player Becky Hammon as an assistant coach on Tuesday.

She’s the first female assistant coach in NBA history.

Back in February Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News wrote an article about Hammon’s coaching ambitions that gives you a solid idea of how she landed the Spurs job.

It’s a great story about someone making the most of an opportunity.

After missing almost all of the 2013 WNBA season because of an injury, Hammon, along with San Antonio Stars head coach Dan Hughes, approached Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and general manager R.C. Buford and told them that she was interested in coaching.

Read the rest of the article here.