WNBA coach Becky Hammon continues to trailblaze for women in sports
Las Vegas, Nevada - Six-time WNBA All-Star and Olympic medalist Becky Hammon has made a legendary start to her WNBA coaching career with a historic record.
Becky Hammon isn't a newbie when it comes to hoops. But as one of the WNBA's newest head coaches, Hammon is making her rookie coaching season comparable to none.
In 2014, Hammon became the first full-time woman assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs. Six years later, she would become the first woman to coach an NBA team after an ejection caused head coach Gregg Popovic to exit the game.
After spending nearly a decade as the Spurs' assistant coach, Hammon accepted a new role to become the head coach of the Las Vegas Aces.
In the position, the six-time WNBA All-star is continuing her strides as a trailblazer and is off to a legendary start, which has already earned her the title of WNBA Coach of the Month.
In her first year with the Aces, Hammon has led the team to a historic 9-1 record - the best 10-game start to a head coaching career in WNBA history.
Becky Hammon was also a legend as a player
In her own playing career, Hammon represented the San Antonio Stars and New York Liberty in the WNBA.
She is the only player to have her jersey retired by the Stars franchise, and her #25 is hanging in the rafters at both the AT&T Center in San Antonio and the Mandalay Bay Michelob ULTRA Arena in Vegas.
Now, she is looking to make ultimate league history and coach the Aces to their first ever franchise championship title.
Hammon will show off her strong coaching dominance once again as the Aces host the Dallas Wings at home on Sunday.
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