Becky Hammon

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 Becky Hammon in 2016, as assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs. Photograph:  Christian Petersen/Getty

Ten years ago, Becky Hammon used to spend her winters playing point guard for CSKA Moscow in Russia. The quality of the league was top-class and the m(...)

Sarah Shephard: “If you put it (women’s sport) on terrestrial TV the interest is there,” she argues.

At the risk of getting a cross-court backhand to the smacker it is tempting to suggest to Sarah Shephard that she should be grateful to Raymond Moore (...)

Gregg Popovich was one of the first NBA coaches to start seriously trawling overseas for talent, the constant influx of under-rated international players has helped Spurs to a quintet of titles. Photograph: Paul Buck/Epa.

Every profile of Gregg Popovich seems to begin or end with a profound quote that hangs in the San Antonio Spurs’ locker-room. Specifically chosen by t(...)