The world famous professional female Basketball player, Becky Hammon is a recognized name in world sports. She has taken retirement as a professional basketball player but is actively serving in the sports being the assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. On August 5 2014, she was hires 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. Becky has played for several of the teams inside and outside of the United States.
Becky was born in United States in the city of South Dakota called Rapid City in the year March 11, 1977. She is a national of America but she became naturalized Russian citizen in 2008 and had represented Russian National Team in Basketball in 2008 and 2012 Olympics. She was born to parents Martin and Bev Hammon. She has two siblings, one brother and one sister. She started playing basketball since her early age. While at 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.
Moving onto her career line, her career seemed to have risen playing for the colleges and schools. She began to achieve the popularity and fame by her scoring in the game. She was awarded by the Colorado Sportsman of the Year, WAC Mountain Division player of the year for 1998-1999 seasons, Frances Pomerov Naismith Award from the Woman Basketball Coaches Association. She was also inducted in the Colorado State University Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. To mention her professional career, she was signed to WNBA in 1999 and joined New York Liberty. She had the solid rookie season statistically. She 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. She has played for the several teams, New York Liberty, Tretino Rovereto Basket, Rivas Ecopolis, San Antonio Stars, CSKA Moscow, Ros Casares Valencia, Orenburg and Spartak. Becky started coaching since 2014 to the San Antonio Spurs as a full time assistant coach after taking retirement from the professional basketball play.
Thirty eight year old athlete Becky Hammon is a strong woman standing the height of five feet six inches and weighing 62 kg. She is determined and aggressive on her play which has given her success. Due to her performances she has set the several records as well as has been the receiver of several awards and achievement. She has the net worth of 500,000 US Dollars and is also paid a very handsome salary. There are lots of fans, well wishers and admirers. However, the one who has been able to sit on the hearts of many people is still single. She has not married yet not there is any news or rumors about her dating anyone. There was once rumor in 2011 that she was in relation with Tony Parker but the news has not been confirmed and seemed to be airy.
Becky was once pulled in 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 decision and the case was not about the 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 2008 Beijing Olympics from the Russian National Team.
To know more on 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 in the internet. She also can be followed in Twitter and Facebook.