If there is the best way to end a professional career as a player, then it is to become a coach and be the best at it. Becky Hammon is a former professional basketball player whose chose to be an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs after playing for multiple WNBA clubs along with teams outside of United States. As a naturalized citizen of Russia, she represented the Russian National Team in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
Beck’s Prolific Career in Basketball:
The contribution of this player in the field of professional basketball has earned the Ring of Honor which she got during the halftime of the game between New York Liberty and the Seattle Storm. The beginning of this sports star took its course after she started playing for the high school team and then in the college.
Her prolific scoring stats in the Colorado States Rams made her a very famous name in basketball, and she also got various awards and recognitions for it. Although she stood at just 5 feet and 6 inches tall, it didn’t stop her from being a prominent member of the WNBA and joined the New York Liberty. After a great spell there, she played for some other clubs and also represented her country. Following her aspirations of becoming a coach, she now serves the San Antonio Spurs and has become the first woman to be a part of the All-Star coaching staff.
Beck’s Net Worth and Salary:
The all-time leading scorer of the WAC has achieved everything possible in the field of women’s basketball.
As an assistant coach of the team, she earns the annual salary of more than $200,000 which has made up for her astonishing net worth of $500,000.
She is the first full-time female coach in any of the four major professional sports league in the U.S.
Becky’s Confusing Sexual Orientation!!
There have been so many speculations regarding the relationship status of the player that it’s difficult to say whom she might be dating or has even married. After she had become an assistant coach at the San Antonio Spurs, lots of people suspected that she might be in a relationship with the club's point guard Tony Parker. But not much time after the rumor spread, her alleged boyfriend, Tony welcomed a baby boy Lian with his wife.
That’s not then only news of relation of Becky that remains unanswered, for several years she has been linked with Brenda Milano. After a photo of the couple appeared in the media, many have speculated that they are actually dating for some time now.
Brenda, who was a coach herself didn’t really have a great spell with the women’s team at St. Francis resigned in 2012. She is believed to be a not only her girlfriend but a partner of Becky although any one of them have never confirmed on the matter. She has not married at any time in her life or had a husband.
Becky Hammon currently aged 40 was born on 11th March 1977. She was born to the parents Martin and Bev Hammon in Rapid City, South Dakota, U.S. She has two siblings, a brother, and a sister in the family. She became the naturalized citizen of Russia in 2008 and belongs to white ethnicity.
The famed basketball player and coach has a perfect body shape but uncommon to other players she stands comparatively small with the height of 5 feet and 6 inches.