Rebecca Lynn Hammon is a retired professional basketball player in the WNBA. She is a six-time NBA All-Star and an Olympic Bronze medalist. She currently works as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurts.

Her high school was at Stevens High School in Rapid City, South Dakota and as a junior, she was even named South Dakota Miss Basketball. During her senior years, she got voted as the South Dakota Player of the Year.

Hammon led the Colorado State team to a victory of 33-3 record in the 1998-1999 Season, helping them to advance to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet Sixteen. Her records are of many Colorado State all-time records, like 2740 points, 21.92 ppg, 539 free throws, 365 three-point field goals, 538 assists and 315 steals.

Team San Antonio Silver Stars San Antonio Silver Stars
Position Power Forward
Born 11 Mar 1977
Nationality United States United States
Nickname Big Shot Becky
Team History
San Antonio Silver Stars San Antonio Silver Stars 2007 - present
San Antonio Silver Stars San Antonio Silver Stars 2007 - present
Ros Casares Valencia Ros Casares Valencia 2009 - 2010
2007 - 2009
Basket Rivas Ecópolis Basket Rivas Ecópolis 2006 - 2007
New York Liberty New York Liberty 1999 - 2006
New York Liberty New York Liberty 1999 - 2006

Hammon was undrafted during her rookie season, but was signed to the WNBA as a free agent on May 12, 1999 by the team of New York Liberty. Post the 2003 Season, Hammon replaced Teresa Weatherspoon as the Liberty’s starting point guard and along with Crystal Robinson and Vickie Johnson, became one of the team’s co-captains in 2004.

Hammon even played in the National Women’s Basketball League, when during the first season of 2003 she led the league scoring and averaging 20.6 points per game with the Tennessee Fury. In 2004, Hammon signed with the Colorado Chill, but played in only 2 games due to a knee injury she sustained in the 2003 Season for the New York Liberty.

On August 5, 2004 Hammon represented the WNBA All-Stars in the WNBA vs. USA basketball game that pitted the 2004 USA Women’s Basketball team against WNBA players at Radio City Music Hall. The following year she scored her 2000th WNBA career point. At the end of the 2005 Season, she was named to the All-WNBA Second Team.

In 2005, in a rematch of the previous year’s championship game, Hammon and the Chill defeated her old team and won their first NWBL title. She received the game’s Most Valuable Player award with 31 points, 6 assists and 3 steals. In 2006, Hammon was named Most Valuable Player of the NWBL, leading the Chill to a second straight Pro Cup title. In January 2007, she moved to Spanish League and played for Rivas Futura. Hammon had her best season of her career in 2007 posting career high averages of 18.8 ppg and 5.0 apg.

In the 2009 Season, she reached a career-high 19.5 ppg scoring. She went on to become the seventh player to score 5,000 points in the history of the league. During the halftime game between Seattle Storm and New York Liberty, Hammon was inducted into the Ring of Honor on August 2, 2015. The San Antonio Stars retired her No. 25 jersey on June 25, 2016.

She became the second female coach in the history of the NBA when she was hired as the San Antonio Spurs’ assistant coach on August 5, 2014. Hammon also became the first female head coach in the Summer League of the NBA. When she became a part of the All-Star coaching staff in 2016, she was also the first woman to do so.

Career Accomplishments:

• Gold medal, 1998 Taipei Jones Cup• Bronze medal, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games • Silver medal, 20009 Latvia EuroBasket• 6-time WNBA All-Star (2003, 2005–2007, 2009, 2011)• 2-time All-WNBA First Team (2007, 2009)• 2-time All-WNBA Second Team (2005, 2008)• WNBA assists leader (2007)• WNBA’s Top 15 Players of All Time (2011)• WNBA Top [email protected] (2016)• No. 25 retired by San Antonio Stars• Spanish League champion (2010)• Queen’s Cup winner (2010)

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