Becky Hammon – Basketball Coach

*note Becky liked both of these tweets – unfortunately the original story was removed but it is worth posting this because Becky has made sports history.*

Rebecca Lynn “Becky” Hammon (born March 11, 1977) is an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spursof the National Basketball Association and a retired professional basketball player. Hammon played for theSan Antonio Stars and New York Liberty of the Women’s National Basketball Association. She also played for multiple basketball teams outside of the United States. Hammon, who was born and grew up in theUnited States, became a naturalized Russian citizen in 2008 and represented the Russian national team in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.[1]

On August 5, 2014, Hammon was hired by the Spurs as an assistant coach, becoming the second female assistant coach in NBA history but the first full-time assistant coach.[2] This also makes her the first full-time female assistant coach in any of the four major professional sports in North America.[2] On July 3, 2015, the Spurs announced that Hammon would be the team’s Summer League head coach, the first woman to be a head coach in that league. Hammon led the Spurs to the Las Vegas Summer League title on July 20, 2015.[3]

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Below are some links about Becky.

Becky Hammon on being the first female NBA All-Star assistant: 'Life just has a funny way of just getting better'

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/18/us/becky-hammon-poppy-harlow-interview/

 

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