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The Daily Swish: More Becky Hammon, former WNBA player Vanessa Hayden gets on "The Biggest Loser", and more

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Here are some links for your Thursday.

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There were no games on Wednesday, but here's some more links to go around.

The news about Becky Hammon joining the Spurs is just starting to sink in. But Nate has a really great piece on his thoughts regarding her hiring and how that fits in within the world of sports and society as a whole.

ThinkProgress' Travis Waldon has a good point in a recent article on women possibly getting men's basketball coaching jobs. Here's the money quote:

[The fact that there are fewer women coaching women's sports] doesn’t mean women shouldn’t pursue coaching gigs in men’s sports or that we shouldn’t celebrate the progress women are making in men’s sports, particularly in the NBA. But those opportunities almost certainly aren’t going to increase at a rate that allows them to compensate for the declining opportunities in women’s sports. We need to keep opening doors to women coaches, administrators, and executives in men’s sports. We need to make sure, though, that we don’t keep closing those doors in women’s sports while we do.

Click here to read the article.

You would think that the Washington Mystics won't be mentioned on this site at all until their Friday game against the Indiana Fever. You're wrong. Somehow, they got into the Becky Hammon conversation, and not in a good way. Click here to see why.

The WNBA has its playoff picture page - click here to see it. The league also has a breakdown on the Eastern Conference's picture as well.

espnW has a SportsNation debate on which sophomore superstar is better: Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner, or Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins. Click here to read.

Former WNBA player Vanessa Hayden will be one of the contestants on NBC's The Biggest Loser. Here is her profile from the show's official page.

The Mohegan Tribe, the owners of the Connecticut Sun has bought the Philadelphia Wings National Lacrosse League Franchise, which will be relocated to Connecticut. The NLL plays during the winter time, and would help fill in nine dates at the Mohegan Sun Arena. One of the rationales for bringing in the team is the growing popularity of lacrosse, especially at the high school level throughout the northeastern United States. Click here to read from The Day.

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