Former Russian-American basketball player, Becky Hammon is currently working as an a s sistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Previously, she played for the San Antonio Stars and New York Liberty of the Women's Basketball Association.
Early Life, Education, And Bio Of Becky Hammon
Becky Hammon was born Rebecca Lynn Hammon on 11th March 1977 in Rapid City, South Dakota under the birth sign Pisces. She is a natural-born American citizen and also became a naturalized Russian citizen in 2008. She is the daughter of Martin Hammon and Bev Hammon. Her parents raised her with her two siblings, a brother Matt Hammon and a sister Gina Hammon. The family resides in South Dakota.
She studied at Colorado State University and she completed her higher education at Stevens High School. She began to play basketball at her high school named Stevens High School in Rapid City which is her hometown in South Dakota. She was honored with Miss Basketball in South Dakota from the junior wing.
Becky Hammon's Career
Becky Hammon has even been voted the South Dakota Player of the Year from a senior wing after scoring 26 points with 4 rebounds and 5 a s sists in a game.
She had held an illustrious profession at the State named Colorado. Due to her productive scoring capabilities, she won the Hummon as Sportswoman of the Year. She led the team to a 33-3 record in the 1998-1999 season and a s sisted them to move to the NCAA Tournament's Sixteen.
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Hammon was awarded the WAC Mountain Division player of the year for the 1998-1999 season, subsequently, she exceeded University of Utah player Keith Van Horn as the WAC's all-time leading scorer.
Becky Hammon was introduced into the Colorado State University Sports Hall of Fame on November 12, 2004. Hammon was contracted to the WNBA on May 12, 1999, and got connected to New York Liberty.
In her starting spell in the 2003 competition against Tennessee Fury of the NWBL, Hammon got the lead over the Confederacy with a score of average 20.6 points a game.
Hammon's unbelievable spell didn't go ignored and she completed runner-up in MVP voting, earned WNBA First Team honors as well WNBA Peak Performer honors for leading the league in a s sists.
In 2008, Hammon became an a s sociate of the club elite 3000/800 being one of the best players scoring 3000 points. In March of 2008, Hammon became a naturalized citizen of Russia.
Becky Hammon proclaimed to join the national team of Russia, being able to fulfill her dream to participate in the Olympic games. That August Hammon coupled the Russian team in Beijing and a s sisted her to adopt nation to a bronze medal, having a score of 22 points against China in the medal round.
Hammon once again participated in the Three-Point Shoot Out and won again. So, it can be easily said that Hammon was the world’s best 3 point scorer in the year 2009. Following the WNBA season in 2009, Becky got a contract with a basketball team named Ros Casares of Spain to play the offseason of the WNBA.
Becky Hammon contributed her great efforts to the ROS team to get the victory in the Queens Cup. Becky also was involved in the competition in the NBA Haier Shooting Stars and even got success to win the Haier Shooting Stars Competition in 2010 at the NBA All-Star Weekend.
In 2011, Becky Hammon earned her 7th WNBA All-Star selection and was successful in becoming the only player in confederation account to play a part in 3 various All-Star games with 2 dissimilar squads. Becky was even honored being the Top 15 Players of the WNBA.
Becky Hammon was able to become a twice Olympian when she gave a play for the National Team of Russian in the Olympics that was held in 2012.
Hammon signed to the WNBA during her rookie season. After playing several tournaments, she started her coaching career in 2013 after he tore her left anterior cruciate ligament. The following year, she became the second female coach in NBA history after she was hired as an a s sistant coach for the Spurs.
In 2015, Hammon became the first-ever female head coach in the NBA's Summer League. The following year, she also became the first woman to be part of an All-Star coaching staff. As of 2018, she made it to The San Antonio Hall of Fame.
Becky Hammon's Net Worth
Becky Hammon has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand as per Celebrity Net Worth. Hammo also earns a salary of $200 thousand from her career. With such earning, she is living a lavish lifestyle.
Becky Hammon's Personal Life And Husband
Becky Hammon is unmarried and has no children. Hammon is rumored to be a lesbian as she was linked to Brenda Milano for a long time now. It was also rumored that she is married to Milano. She, however, has not revealed anything regarding her dating life and married life.
Moreover, Hammon was also rumored to be dating NBA's San Antonio Spurs star, Tony Parker but has not confirmed.
Becky Hammon's Body Measurement
- Height = Becky Hammon stands at the height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68m).
- Weight = She weighs 62kg.
- Body Measurement = Her body measurement is 32-25-33 inches.
- Age = As of 2018, her age is 41.
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