Becky Hammon was born on 11th March 1977 in Rapid City, South Dakota, United States. Her full name is Rebecca Lynn Becky Hammon. Her father is Bev Hammon and her mother is Martin Hammon. She has a sister and a brother.
She serves as an assistant coach for San Antonio of the National Basketball Association. She is a former basketball player and American Basketball coach. She has played basketball for New York Liberty of the Women’s NBA and San Antonio Stars.
She has also played with other teams outside the United States. She was raised in the United States. Currently, she is serving as an assistant coach for San Antonio Spurs for National Basketball Association.
Education: She used to play basketball in at Stevens High School which was in her hometown. Since the days of her high school, she used to play basketball. She attended Stevens High School and was South Dakota Miss Basketball of the school. She became the player of the year when she was a senior in the school.
Later on, she went to Colorado State University and there she was honored as the Colorado Sportswoman of the year. She became an all-time leading scorer of WAC and achieved the award of WAC Mountain division player of the year.
Becky Hammon Career
She signed a contract with WNBA on 12th May 1999 and started playing for the New York Liberty. In 2004, she got signed with the Colorado Chill which was a new team in NWBL but she played only two games with the team. On 16th August 2005, she scored 2,000th WNBA career point of her career. In January 2007 she played an offseason with Rivas Futura during the Spanish League. On 4th April 2007, she signed with Silver Stars during WNBA Draft. She earned her nickname Big Shot Becky in San Antonio for her strength to hit shots even in clutch moments. In 2015, she made a record after becoming the first woman head coach to serve during NBA Summer League.
On 2nd August 2015, she was she was induced into the Ring of Honor during a game between the New York Liberty and Seattle Storm. On 25th June 2016, her jersey no.25 was retired by the San Antonio Stars before the Atlanta Dream Game.
In 2008 and 2012 she represented the Russian national team in Olympics.
On 5th August 2014, she started serving as an assistant coach for the Spurs. She is also the first full-time assistant coach to serve in any of the four major professional sports in North America. She became a naturalized player of the Russia in 2008 and she played in Russian National Team for 2008. Further, she represented the Russian team in 2012 Olympics. In 2016, she became the first woman to be a part of an All-star coaching staff. She is the first ever female who was the head coach of NBA during the win of a summer league title.
In 1999, she signed a contract with the prestigious New York Liberty and played with it until 2006. She played with San Antonio Starts from 2007 to 2014. She became the all-time star of WNBA for the six times and All-WNBA Second Team for twice.
She has won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award. She won the Colorado Chill in 2005 and 2006. In 2007, she became the winner of the NBWA Championship and also the World League Championship with CSKA.
Hammon is one of the Top 15 All time WNBA Players. In 1998, she brought home a gold medal against the United Stated in the Jones Cup. Further, she won a Bronze medal for Russia in 2008 at Beijing. She got retired from NBWA season in 2014. After getting retired she joined the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach. She is the first full-time female coach of any of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States.
Becky Hammon Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $0.65 Million US Dollars
This fearless and beautiful athlete has an estimated net worth of $0.65 million US dollars as of 2017. Due to her excellent performance, she has a huge fan following across the globe. Her annual salary is estimated to be around $100,000. She has many followers on Instagram, twitter, and Facebook. Further her net worth includes signed contracts of million, stocks, properties and so on.
Becky Hammon Business Model
Being an athlete and sports trainer her income mainly revolves around the sport of basketballs. She has achieved great income by signing the contracts of the worth of millions with several teams. Further, she has signed for endorsement deals, sponsorships, advertisements and so on. Moreover, she has stock investments, properties, valuable assets and luxurious vehicles which have established a great wealth for her.
Recently she was offered to lead a team once again by Florida Gators but she chose to reject the offer and continue with the Spurs.
Her hard work, patience, passion and dedication have paid the wealth and popularity she is enjoying today. She is dedicated to the game to a great extent and she is contributing even after being retired. Her coaching is being appreciated on a great level and she is getting offered many amazing deals. We wish her luck and success for the future and hope she manages to maintain the shine of her career.