Tipping off her fourth season in San Antonio, Becky Hammon has thrived on both sides of the court—first as a six-time WNBA All-Star and later as the first female assistant coach in NBA history. She brings to the bench an extensive list of accolades including an induction into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, a selection in the WNBA’s Top 15 Players of all time, and another in the WNBA’s Top20@20—an honor given to the WNBA’s 20 most talented and influential players during the league’s first 20 years.
Hailing from Rapid City, South Dakota, Becky graduated from Colorado State University where her on-court contributions culminated in the 1999 Naismith Award after three All-American seasons. Following an eight-season stay with the WNBA’s New York Liberty, she joined the San Antonio Stars in 2007 where she went on to become their all-time leader in assists, points per game, and three-point field goals made while steering them to their only WNBA Finals appearance in franchise history.
In 2014, she closed her on-court career with two All-WNBA First and Second Team appearances apiece along with the Stars All-Decade Team top vote. She’s since served as the head coach of the Spurs Las Vegas Summer League squad in both 2015 and 2016, leading the former to that season’s title.