"Obviously, it's a big deal, it's a substantial moment". 'I really have had no time to reflect.
For the Spurs, hearing Hammon's voice in the huddle turned out to be a lot like hearing Popovich's voice.
Caruso will miss his third straight game for the Lakers and his status for the next two road games against the Memphis Grizzlies (Sunday and Tuesday) is unknown yet.
"I just go out and try to prepare and be the best every night when I step on the floor", James said. 'Trying to get them motivated.
Popovich received a technical foul and was run from the game with 3:56 remaining in the second quarter for arguing with the referee over a no-call with his team trailing the Lakers 52-41.
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"I did not walk into the arena thinking I would be coaching tonight, but that's the way things go and you roll with it, and I would have liked a different outcome", Hammon said. 'See? He doesn't treat us any differently than he does you guys'.
For the Spurs, Dejounte Murray led the way with 29 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists but the hosts couldn't take control of the game after the Lakers' late first-quarter charge. It's a attractive thing just to hear her barking out calls, barking out sets. "Congrats to her and congrats to our league".
Hammon explained how she was officially chosen by Popovich to take over for him. Hammon was the first full-time female assistant coach in league history.
"Well deserved", Lakers coach Frank Vogel said.
"She's been here since I got here [in 2016]". She's equipped, intelligent (and the) guys have great respect for her.
On Wednesday, after the 71-year-old coach was tossed, he "pointed at me and said, "You got it, '" Hammon told reporters following the Spurs" 121-107 loss to the Lakers. "So, she's got all of the tools necessary to be a heck of a coach in our league". She has been a pioneer for women entering the coaching ranks in men-dominated sports. Seeing her in the forefront, it would have definitely been cool to have won for her'.