In 2014, the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA hired Hammon as an assistant coach. She became the first full-time female assistant coach in NBA history. Hammon served as the Spurs’ Summer League head coach in 2015, and she became the first female to coach a Summer League team to a championship. In 2020, Hammon became the first female to act as head coach of an NBA team when she filled in for Gregg Popovich after he got ejected from a game.
In 2021, the Las Vegas Aces of the WNBA hired Hammon as their head coach. She led the Aces to the WNBA championship in her first season, becoming the first female coach to win a WNBA title.
Hall of Fame
In 2023, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inducted Becky Hammon. She is the first female head coach inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Becky Hammon has broken down barriers and paved the way for future generations of female coaches and players as a trailblazer and role model. She continues to make history and serve as a true inspiration.