Becky Hammon

by John Max 27 Mar,2015
Becky Hammon
Body Stats
Height 5 Feet 6 Inch
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Rebecca Lynn Hammon
  • Birth Place Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Famous Name Becky Hammon
  • Father Martin Hammon
  • Mother Bev Hammon
  • Net Worth 500,000 US Dollars
  • Nationality American / Russian
  • Ethnicity white
  • Profession Assistant Coach
  • Started career as Basketball Player
  • Currently Working For San Antonio Spurs
  • University attended Colorado State University
  • School attended Stevens High School
  • Currently Married N/A
  • Affair with Tony Parker
  • Boyfriend Tony Parker

Rebecca Lynn Hammon a.k.a. Becky Hammon is an American-Russian basketball coach and retired basketball player, who spend 13 years playing in the WNBA. On August 5, 2014, Becky Hammon was hired by the Spurs as the assistant coach making her the second female assistant coach and the first full-time assistant coach in the Basketball history in North America. Currently, she is the head coach of  Las Vegas Aces of WNBA. 

6× WNBA All-Star, Becky Hammon was born on March 11, 1977, in Rapid City, South Dakota. Her star sign is Pisces. The forty-two years old holds an American nationality and came from a white ethnic background. 

How much is Becky Hammon's Net Worth and Salary in 2020?

Becky Hammon has earned a great deal of money from her career as a basketball player and coach. As of 2022, her net worth is $1 million

Not to mention, she has summoned a decent sum of money through her 13 years long career in the WNBA.

Back then, The minimum WNBA salary for players with 0-3 years of experience is $30,600 and for players with 4 or more years of experience, it was $43,700. The maximum WNBA salary is $87,000. Further, Players on the team that wins the WNBA championship each get a bonus of $10,000. Players on the runner-up team each get $5,000.

From 2014 to 2022 Hammon served as a coach for the San Antonio Spurs where she annually receives $200,000 per annum as salary. 

In 2022, she was appointed the head coach of Las Vegas Aces where her annual salary is confirmed over $1 million per annum, becoming the WNBA's first million-dollar woman.

Is Becky Hammon Married? Her Lesbian Rumors

Talking about her personal life, Becky Hammon is seemingly single. There have been rumors that she is a lesbian and currently in a relationship with her girlfriend Brenda Milano. Some sources even claimed her to be married to Brenda. However, it has not been confirmed yet.

Becky Hammon' rumored girlfriend, Becky Hammon SOURCE: Married Wiki

Hammon is not married and she doesn't have any children either.

There was once a rumor in 2011 that she was in relation to Tony Parker but the news has not been confirmed and seemed to be airy. Parker is also already married to Axelle Francine. So, it seems Hammon does not have a man in her life. Moreover, she has not come out as a lesbian either.

Early Life and Education

Hammon was born to parents Martin and Bev Hammon. She has two siblings, one brother, and one sister. Becky Hammon started playing basketball at an early age. While at the high school, she played for Stevens High School. She was a junior South Dakota Miss Basketball and as a senior, she was voted as the South Dakota Player of the Year.

Hammon is a native of America but she became a naturalized Russian citizen in 2008 and represented the Russian National Team in Basketball in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

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Becky Hammon Professional Career

Moving onto Hammon's career, her career seemed to have risen playing for Colorado State University. Hammon was awarded the Colorado Sportsman of the Year, WAC Mountain Division player of the year for 1998-1999 seasons, and Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award from the Woman Basketball Coaches Association.

Becky Hammon was also inducted into the Colorado State University Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.

To mention her professional career, Becky Hammon was signed to WNBA in 1999 and joined New York Liberty. She had a solid rookie season statistically. Hammon is noted for her aggressive style of play and scoring from both ends of the court which made her popular among the Liberty fans.

She has scored 5000 career points from the WNBA making her the seventh player in WNBA history to have scored those points.

Becky Hammon has played for several teams, New York Liberty, Trentino Rovereto Basket, Rivas Ecopolis, San Antonio Stars, CSKA Moscow, Ros Casares Valencia, Orenburg, and Spartak. She was part of the US team that won a gold medal in the 1998 Jones Cup along with Nancy Lieberman

YouTube: Becky Hammon Highlights

Becky was once pulled into controversy for being unpatriotic after she became a naturalized Russian citizen. She made the decision after learning that she would not be invited to try out for the U.S national team.

Becky was eager to play in the Olympics which led her to make such a decision and it was not because of finance as she had stated. Her decision to play for Russia became controversial in American Basketball as well. She had received the Bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics from the Russian National Team.

Becky started coaching in 2014 to the San Antonio Spurs as a full-time assistant coach after taking retirement as a professional basketball player. Hammon led the Spurs to the Las Vegas Summer League title on July 20, 2015. She was promoted to fill the spot vacated by James Borrego on the team's roster of assistant coaches. 

In December 2021, Las Vegas Aces hired her as the new head coach. 

Becky Hammon Facts (Body Measurements and Social Media)

The 44-year-old athlete Becky Hammon is a strong woman standing the height of five feet six inches and weighing 62 kg.

To know more about Becky Hammon, her fans can visit several of the internet sites like Wikipedia, IMDb, etc which locates pictures on her and there are a lot of videos and pictures available on her on the internet. Hammon also can be followed on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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