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Becky Hammon      

Former Professional Basketball Player & Current Head Coach of the Las Vegas Aces; First Woman To Act As Head Coach Of An NBA Team

Rebecca "Becky" Lynn Hammon is seven-time WNBA All-Star who retired from the San Antonio Stars at age 37 and was the first full-time female assistant coach in NBA history. In 2020, Hammon made history again, becoming the first woman to act as an NBA head coach in a regular season game. She took over coaching duties for the Spurs after Gregg Popovich was ejected from a game against the Los Angeles Lakers. She was named the Head Coach of the Las Vegas Aces in 2021, after her 8th season with the Spurs as an Assistant Coach. Hammon became a Russian citizen in 2008 and represented the Russian national team in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

In her college career, Hammon broke all of the Rams records at Colorado State University, earning All-American recognition, winning the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award as the best senior player under 5-foot-8, and passing 11-year NBA veteran Keith Van Horn as the leading scorer—male or female—in Western Athletic Conference history.

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Aces to hire Becky Hammon to record-setting coaching deal
Becky Hammon, a six-time WNBA All-Star, reportedly will become the league's highest-paid coach.
Spurs' Becky Hammon Becomes First Woman To Act As Head ...
"You got 'em" — with that brief handover, Becky Hammon became the first woman to coach an NBA team Wednesday night, leading the San Antonio Spurs after ...
Becky Hammon to be first female head coach in summer league
Spurs hire Becky Hammon as NBA's 1st full-time female assistant
The Spurs have hired current San Antonio Stars players Becky Hammon as an assistant coach for the upcoming season. Hammon, who is currently in her 16th ...
San Antonio Spurs hire Becky Hammon as first female assistant ...
One WNBA star is making history and knocking down gender barriers in stride. Becky Hammon, a 16-year WNBA vet has signed on to be the first ever female ...

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