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BECKY HAMMON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Gender, Sports, and Becky Hammon

When the news first came across the wire it read like any other coaching acquisition, “Spurs Hire Hammon as Assistant Coach,” but those who follow basketball recognized the news as significant considering the only Hammon currently recognized in the basketball world is retiring WNBA player Becky Hammon. Hammon has spent the last 16 seasons playing ...
Via Flyers Faithful
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs hire WNBA star Becky Hammon as assistant

Becky Hammon has been defying the odds her entire basketball life. Now, the ultimate underdog is preparing for her biggest challenge yet. Hammon accepted a coaching position with the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, making her the first full-time paid female NBA assistant coach. She will begin her new job when her current one, playing in the WNBA for the San Antonio Stars, is over at...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

GALLERY: Women trailblazers in sports

Becky Hammon broke barriers on Tuesday after she became the first paid assistant coach in NBA history. That said, the new San Antonio Spurs assistant is not the first and she won’t be the last woman to accomplish an unprecedented feat in the world of sports. Throughout the last century, women have paved the road for the future generations by either dominating in the Olympics, tennis...
Via NESN.com
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WNBA star Hammon hired as Spurs assistant coach

The San Antonio Spurs didn't shake up their roster this offseason. Their coaching staff is a different story. The NBA champions announced the hiring veteran WNBA player Becky Hammon as an assistant coach Tuesday. Hammon is the second female assistant coach in NBA history. "I very much look forward to the addition of Becky Hammon to our staff," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs Hire Becky Hammon As First Female Assistant Coach In NBA History

The San Antonio Spurs made a potentially landscape-altering coaching decision on Tuesday afternoon. The Spurs announced that they have hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. Hammon will become the first female assistant coach in NBA history. “I very much look forward to the addition of Becky Hammon to our staff,” Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said in a statement released...
Via NESN.com
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Silver Stars G Becky Hammon out with torn ACL

Silver Stars guard Becky Hammon has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee and is likely out for the season after playing just one game. The seven-time All-Star missed San Antonio's first 10 games with a broken finger and played 12 minutes against Los Angeles on Saturday before getting hurt. Hammon went down near the baseline midway through the second quarter...
Via AP on Fox
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Hammon, Russia rallies to beat Canada

Becky Hammon scored 14, including eight down the stretch, and Russia rallied from a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter Saturday to beat Canada 58-53 on the opening day of women's basketball at the Olympics. Trailing 50-40 with 6 minutes left, Russia closed the game with an 18-3 run led by Hammon. Anna Petrakova hit a 3-pointer and a lay-in to get the spurt started. Then...
Via AP on Fox
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Hammon, Russia women rally to beat Canada 58-53

Becky Hammon scored 14, including eight down the stretch, and Russia rallied from a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter Saturday to beat Canada 58-53 on the opening day of women's basketball at the Olympics. Trailing 50-40 with 6 minutes left, Russia closed the game with an 18-3 run led by Hammon. Anna Petrakova hit a 3-pointer and a lay-in to get the spurt started. Then...
Via AP on Fox
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Hammon to play for Russia again

Becky Hammon hopes that the Olympics will be a little less stressful for her. Hammon will once again play for the Russian women's basketball team at the games this summer in London. She created a stir in 2008 when she first played for Russia in the Beijing Olympics. She helped guide that team to a bronze medal. ''It's old news,'' Hammon said about her decision...
Via AP on Fox
May 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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