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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 31: Head coach Becky Hammon of the Las Vegas Aces gestures to her players in the fourth quarter of Game Two of the 2022 WNBA Playoffs semifinals against the Seattle Storm at Michelob ULTRA Arena on August 31, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Aces defeated the Storm 78-73. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. [Ethan Miller] via Getty Images

Las Vegas Aces head coach Becky Hammon has been bestowed a huge honor as she will enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Hammon will be inducted along with the rest of this year’s class, Dwayne Wade, Pau Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, and Gregg Popovich.

Hammon became the Aces head coach at the beginning of last season and promptly led the team to the WNBA championship, becoming the first rookie coach to do so.

Before joining the Aces, Hammon was an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs for eight years and became the first female to ever act as a head coach during an NBA game when Popovich was ejected from a game in December of 2020.

Becky Hammon during her playing career in the WNBA was a perennial All-Star and was known as “Big Shot Becky.” She had career averages of 15.4 points a game along with five assists and almost three rebounds a game. She also led the league in free throw shooting six times and led the league in assists in 2007.

Hammon was a three time NCAA All-American at Colorado State University, leading the Rams to the Sweet Sixteen in 1999.

This year’s Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony will be held on August 12 in Springfield, Mass.

The Aces will open the defense of their championship with a preseason game against New York on Saturday, May 13 at 2pm at Michelob Ultra Arena. The Aces open the regular season on Saturday, May 20 at Seattle followed by a game at L.A. on Thursday, May 25. The Aces’ home opener will be on Saturday, May 27 at 6pm vs L.A.

Congratulations to Coach Hammon…it’s an honor well deserved.


Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.