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Professional Basketball Player; First Female Head Coach in NBA Summer League History

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 Becky Hammon Biography

Rebecca "Becky" Lynn Hammon, born March 11, 1977, is a professional basketball player currently under contract with the San Antonio Silver Stars of the WNBA.

Hammon grew up as the youngest of three children and played high school basketball at Stevens High School in her hometown of Rapid City, South Dakota. As a junior, she was South Dakota Miss Basketball. As a senior, she was voted the South Dakota Player of the Year after averaging 26 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists per game.

Hammon had a distinguished career at Colorado State. Her prolific scoring made her an All-American as well as Colorado Sportswoman of the Year. She led her team to a 33-3 record in the 1998-1999 season and helped them advance to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet Sixteen. She was the WAC Mountain Division player of the year for the 1998-1999 season and surpassed University of Utah player Keith Van Horn as the WAC's all-time leading scorer.

Hammon set many Colorado State all-time records, including points (2,740), points per game (21.92), field goals made (918), free throws made (539), three-point field goals made (365), assists (538) and steals (315).

On November 12, 2004, Hammon was inducted into the Colorado State University Sports Hall of Fame. On January 22, 2005, her #25 Colorado State jersey was retired at the Moby Arena.

Un-drafted during her rookie season, Hammon was signed to the WNBA on May 12, 1999 and joined the New York Liberty. She had a surprisingly solid rookie season statistically, backing up starting point guard Teresa Weatherspoon. Her aggressive play at both ends of the court made her a favorite among Liberty fans. After the 2003 season, Hammon took over for Teresa Weatherspoon as the Liberty's starting point guard and along with Vickie Johnson and Crystal Robinson, became one of the team's co-captains in 2004.

In her first season in 2003 with the Tennessee Fury of the NWBL (National Women's Basketball League), Hammon led the league in scoring, averaging 20.6 points per game. In 2004, Hammon signed with the Colorado Chill, a new team to the NWBL, but played in only 2 games because of a knee injury she sustained in the 2003 season when playing for the New York Liberty.

On August 16, 2005, Hammon scored her 2000th WNBA career point. At the end of the 2005 season, she was named to the All-WNBA Second Team.

On April 4, 2007, during the WNBA Draft, Hammon was traded to the Silver Stars along with a second round draft pick in the 2008 draft for Jessica Davenport, the draft’s second overall pick.

Hammon's impact in San Antonio was immediate as she had the best season of her career, posting career high averages of 18.8 ppg and 5.0 apg (first in WNBA). Hammon's incredible season didn't go unnoticed and she finished second in MVP voting, earned WNBA First Team honors as well as WNBA Peak Performer honors for leading the league in assists. She became only the second player in WNBA history to be voted to the All-Star Game for both the East and West.

While in San Antonio, Hammon earned the nickname, "Big Shot Becky" because of her ability to hit shots in clutch moments. It comes from the nickname "Big Shot Rob" given to then-San Antonio Spurs forward, Robert Horry.

In her second year with the Silver Stars, Hammon averaged 17.6 ppg, and 4.9 apg as she helped lead the Silver Stars to a WNBA best record 24-10 and their first WNBA Finals. In the conference semifinals, Hammon scored 30 pts in a Game 1 win against the Sacramento Monarchs. San Antonio went on to win the series and advance to the conference finals. After losing game one of the Western Conference Finals to Los Angeles, San Antonio managed to stave off elimination on a prayer with Sophia Young hitting a buzzer beat for the 67-66 Stars win. In game 3 of the series Hammon scored 35 points, tying Lisa Leslie of the Los Angles Sparks for the second most points scored in a WNBA playoff game.

Hammon also became a member of the elite 3000/800 club in 2008, as one of a handful of WNBA players to score 3,000 career points and dish 800 career assists.

Hammon also became a Naturalized Russian citizen in March of 2008. The Russian passport opened up many new basketball opportunities for the veteran guard. With Hammon’s CSKA sports director also serving as coach of the Russian National Team, she received an invite to play for Russia in the upcoming 2008 Olympics. After much agonizing over the decision, plenty of prayers and conversations with close friends and family, Hammon announced join the Russian national team, fulfilling her own lifelong dream to compete in an Olympics.

That August Hammon joined the Russian squad in Beijing and helped her adopted country to a bronze medal, scoring 22 points against China in the medal round.

In 2009 Becky Hammon was named to the EuroLeague All-Star Game and was named MVP. Hammon also competed in the Three-Point Shoot Out at halftime and won that competition.

During the 2009 WNBA season, Hammon was the 2nd in overall voting for the 2009 WNBA All-Star Game. Hammon once again participated in the Three-Point Shoot Out and won again. We could easily say that Hammon was the worlds best three point shooter in 2009.

After the 2009 WNBA season, Becky signed with Spain's Ros Casares basketball team to play during the WNBA offseason. She helped them win the Queens Cup.

In 2010 Becky kicked off with an appearance at the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend by participating in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. Becky's and her Western Conference team won 41-37. Becky also competed in the NBA Haier Shooting Stars Competition and teamed with Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Smith to form Team Texas and won the 2010 Haier Shooting Stars Competition at the NBA All-Star Weekend.

In March of 2010 Becky was inducted into the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

Becky was also named to the WNBA All-Star Team for the sixth time.

In 2011 Becky earned her seventh WNBA All-Star selection (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011) and became the only player in league history to participate in three different All-Star games with two different teams. Becky also was honored by being named to the WNBA Top 15 Players of All-Time.

Played her 10,000th career minute, leading San Antonio with 18 points against New York on July 8th and scored her 5,000th career point in the second quarter against Connecticut on Aug. 30th.

In 2012 Becky became a two time Olympian when she played for the Russian National Team in the 2012 Olympics.

In 2013 Becky was sidelined at the beginning of the season due to a broken middle finger on her right hand suffered during training camp on May 18. On July 6th, her first game back, Becky sustained a sustained a torn left ACL during the second quarter at Los Angeles.

During her rehab Becky had the opportunity to work with and observe the San Antonio Spurs, which would later prove that maybe this injury was a blessing in disguise.

In 2014 Becky returned to the Stars and finished her Stars regular season with 8.3 ppg, 4.2 apg, and perfect from the FT line going 35/35.

During the 2014 Playoffs Becky averaged 14.5 ppg, 4.5 apg and remained perfect from the FT line.

On July 23, 2014 Becky announced that at the end of the 2014 season she would retire from the WNBA.

On August 5, 2014, the San Antonio Spurs named Becky as an assistant coach for the 2014/2015 San Antonio Spurs season. Becky made history again when the San Antonio Spurs named her first female head coach in the NBA Summer League.

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Professional Basketball Player; First Female Head Coach in NBA Summer League History

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Becky Hammon Biography

Rebecca "Becky" Lynn Hammon, born March 11, 1977, is a professional basketball player currently under contract with the San Antonio Silver Stars of the WNBA.

Hammon grew up as the youngest of three children and played high school basketball at Stevens High School in her hometown of Rapid City, South Dakota. As a junior, she was South Dakota Miss Basketball. As a senior, she was voted the South Dakota Player of the Year after averaging 26 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists per game.

Hammon had a distinguished career at Colorado State. Her prolific scoring made her an All-American as well as Colorado Sportswoman of the Year. She led her team to a 33-3 record in the 1998-1999 season and helped them advance to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet Sixteen. She was the WAC Mountain Division player of the year for the 1998-1999 season and surpassed University of Utah player Keith Van Horn as the WAC's all-time leading scorer.

Hammon set many Colorado State all-time records, including points (2,740), points per game (21.92), field goals made (918), free throws made (539), three-point field goals made (365), assists (538) and steals (315).

On November 12, 2004, Hammon was inducted into the Colorado State University Sports Hall of Fame. On January 22, 2005, her #25 Colorado State jersey was retired at the Moby Arena.

Un-drafted during her rookie season, Hammon was signed to the WNBA on May 12, 1999 and joined the New York Liberty. She had a surprisingly solid rookie season statistically, backing up starting point guard Teresa Weatherspoon. Her aggressive play at both ends of the court made her a favorite among Liberty fans. After the 2003 season, Hammon took over for Teresa Weatherspoon as the Liberty's starting point guard and along with Vickie Johnson and Crystal Robinson, became one of the team's co-captains in 2004.

In her first season in 2003 with the Tennessee Fury of the NWBL (National Women's Basketball League), Hammon led the league in scoring, averaging 20.6 points per game. In 2004, Hammon signed with the Colorado Chill, a new team to the NWBL, but played in only 2 games because of a knee injury she sustained in the 2003 season when playing for the New York Liberty.

On August 16, 2005, Hammon scored her 2000th WNBA career point. At the end of the 2005 season, she was named to the All-WNBA Second Team.

On April 4, 2007, during the WNBA Draft, Hammon was traded to the Silver Stars along with a second round draft pick in the 2008 draft for Jessica Davenport, the draft’s second overall pick.

Hammon's impact in San Antonio was immediate as she had the best season of her career, posting career high averages of 18.8 ppg and 5.0 apg (first in WNBA). Hammon's incredible season didn't go unnoticed and she finished second in MVP voting, earned WNBA First Team honors as well as WNBA Peak Performer honors for leading the league in assists. She became only the second player in WNBA history to be voted to the All-Star Game for both the East and West.

While in San Antonio, Hammon earned the nickname, "Big Shot Becky" because of her ability to hit shots in clutch moments. It comes from the nickname "Big Shot Rob" given to then-San Antonio Spurs forward, Robert Horry.

In her second year with the Silver Stars, Hammon averaged 17.6 ppg, and 4.9 apg as she helped lead the Silver Stars to a WNBA best record 24-10 and their first WNBA Finals. In the conference semifinals, Hammon scored 30 pts in a Game 1 win against the Sacramento Monarchs. San Antonio went on to win the series and advance to the conference finals. After losing game one of the Western Conference Finals to Los Angeles, San Antonio managed to stave off elimination on a prayer with Sophia Young hitting a buzzer beat for the 67-66 Stars win. In game 3 of the series Hammon scored 35 points, tying Lisa Leslie of the Los Angles Sparks for the second most points scored in a WNBA playoff game.

Hammon also became a member of the elite 3000/800 club in 2008, as one of a handful of WNBA players to score 3,000 career points and dish 800 career assists.

Hammon also became a Naturalized Russian citizen in March of 2008. The Russian passport opened up many new basketball opportunities for the veteran guard. With Hammon’s CSKA sports director also serving as coach of the Russian National Team, she received an invite to play for Russia in the upcoming 2008 Olympics. After much agonizing over the decision, plenty of prayers and conversations with close friends and family, Hammon announced join the Russian national team, fulfilling her own lifelong dream to compete in an Olympics.

That August Hammon joined the Russian squad in Beijing and helped her adopted country to a bronze medal, scoring 22 points against China in the medal round.

In 2009 Becky Hammon was named to the EuroLeague All-Star Game and was named MVP. Hammon also competed in the Three-Point Shoot Out at halftime and won that competition.

During the 2009 WNBA season, Hammon was the 2nd in overall voting for the 2009 WNBA All-Star Game. Hammon once again participated in the Three-Point Shoot Out and won again. We could easily say that Hammon was the worlds best three point shooter in 2009.

After the 2009 WNBA season, Becky signed with Spain's Ros Casares basketball team to play during the WNBA offseason. She helped them win the Queens Cup.

In 2010 Becky kicked off with an appearance at the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend by participating in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. Becky's and her Western Conference team won 41-37. Becky also competed in the NBA Haier Shooting Stars Competition and teamed with Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Smith to form Team Texas and won the 2010 Haier Shooting Stars Competition at the NBA All-Star Weekend.

In March of 2010 Becky was inducted into the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

Becky was also named to the WNBA All-Star Team for the sixth time.

In 2011 Becky earned her seventh WNBA All-Star selection (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011) and became the only player in league history to participate in three different All-Star games with two different teams. Becky also was honored by being named to the WNBA Top 15 Players of All-Time.

Played her 10,000th career minute, leading San Antonio with 18 points against New York on July 8th and scored her 5,000th career point in the second quarter against Connecticut on Aug. 30th.

In 2012 Becky became a two time Olympian when she played for the Russian National Team in the 2012 Olympics.

In 2013 Becky was sidelined at the beginning of the season due to a broken middle finger on her right hand suffered during training camp on May 18. On July 6th, her first game back, Becky sustained a sustained a torn left ACL during the second quarter at Los Angeles.

During her rehab Becky had the opportunity to work with and observe the San Antonio Spurs, which would later prove that maybe this injury was a blessing in disguise.

In 2014 Becky returned to the Stars and finished her Stars regular season with 8.3 ppg, 4.2 apg, and perfect from the FT line going 35/35.

During the 2014 Playoffs Becky averaged 14.5 ppg, 4.5 apg and remained perfect from the FT line.

On July 23, 2014 Becky announced that at the end of the 2014 season she would retire from the WNBA.

On August 5, 2014, the San Antonio Spurs named Becky as an assistant coach for the 2014/2015 San Antonio Spurs season. Becky made history again when the San Antonio Spurs named her first female head coach in the NBA Summer League.

Becky Hammon Videos

  • Becky Hammon Accepts Award and Speech at Inspiring Women Event
    Sep 5, 2014 ... Check out Becky Hammon's speech at the inspiring women event!
  • Becky Hammon Press Conference San Antonio Spurs - YouTube
  • 2015 CSHoF Inductee Becky Hammon - YouTube

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  • How to book Becky Hammon?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Becky Hammon for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Becky Hammon, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Becky Hammon or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Becky Hammon?

    Booking fees for Becky Hammon, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Becky Hammon, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Becky Hammon?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Becky Hammon for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Becky Hammon for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Becky Hammon or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Becky Hammon or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Becky Hammon is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Becky Hammon for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Becky Hammon generally travels from San Antonio, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lisa Leslie, Bill Walton, Randi Zuckerberg, Jan Fields and Shannon Miller. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Becky Hammon for an upcoming event.

Becky Hammon Speaker Videos

  • Becky Hammon Accepts Award and Speech at Inspiring Women Event
    Sep 5, 2014 ... Check out Becky Hammon's speech at the inspiring women event!
    Becky Hammon Press Conference San Antonio Spurs - YouTube
  • 2015 CSHoF Inductee Becky Hammon - YouTube

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  • Making It In A Man's World

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