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Spurs’ Becky Hammon one of two staffers not with team due to NBA health protocols

Hammon, Spurs forward Drew Eubanks currently not with team during road trip

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon leads the team in the second half against the Los Angeles Lakers in an NBA basketball game after coach Gregg Popovich was ejected, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon leads the team in the second half against the Los Angeles Lakers in an NBA basketball game after coach Gregg Popovich was ejected, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich confirmed on Saturday evening that assistant coach Becky Hammon was not currently with the team due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols.

Hammon, another team staff member and backup forward Drew Eubanks are all under the league’s safety protocols, Popovich said.

The Spurs head coach could not say directly if the three have tested positive for COVID-19, but he believed they would be quarantined for 14 days as per league regulations.

Hammon was not on the bench during the Spurs win Thursday night against the LA Lakers.

The Spurs are in the middle of a five game road trip and will play at Minnesota in back-to-back games this weekend.

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