Candice Dupree served a coach at this year's NBA draft combine. (Kamil Krzaczynski/NBAE via Getty Images)

WNBA star Candice Dupree is joining the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach, the team announced Friday.

Dupree spent 16 years in the WNBA, was a seven-time All-Star and won the 2014 championship with the Phoenix Mercury. The 38-year-old boasted a career average of 14 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists, ranking fourth in WNBA career points and sixth in career rebounds.

The former WNBA All-Star participated in the NBA Assistant Coaches Program (ACP), created to expand the player-to-coach pipeline.

Dupree has said she looks up to Ervin Monier, who coached her during her tenure at Temple from 2002-2006, and South Carolina coach Dawn Staley.

“You’re starting to see a lot of women that are breaking into the NBA ranks and so they’re just like, ‘soak up as much as you can,’” Dupree told The Next of Ervin and Staley.

Dupree’s hiring comes after Becky Hammon left Gregg Popovich’s Spurs program to take over as the head coach of the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces, winning the league championship in her inaugural campaign.

Dupree becomes the 10th WNBA player to serve as an assistant in the NBA and joins five other women as active coaches in the NBA.