Hammon spent eight seasons in the league as an assistant coach on Gregg Popovich’s staff with the San Antonio Spurs.
She made history as the first woman to serve in the position and then the first woman to coach an NBA team when she stepped in for an ejected Popovich during a game in 2020.
She has since gone on to become the coach of WNBA team the Las Vegas Aces.
She helped that team win a championship in her first year coaching.
Becky Hammon, head coach of the reigning WNBA Champion Las Vegas Aces, will join ESPN as an NBA studio analyst during the 2022-23 season.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 2, 2022
And now Hammon is returning to the NBA – kind of.
Hot on the heels of winning the WNBA Finals, Hammon will now join ESPN as a studio analyst for NBA games starting in December.
She will contribute her talent and knowledge to multiple shows, such as SportsCenter, Get Up, First Take, and NBA Today.
Fans of the Aces shouldn’t fret because Hammon isn’t leaving her job as head coach for the Aces.
Hammon’s Home In The NBA
Hammon lives and breathes basketball so she will be bringing all of that expertise to ESPN.
She was a three-time All-American guard while playing for Colorado State before 16 seasons in the WNBA from 1999-2014.
During that time, she gained 6 All-Star appearances and was named All-WNBA four times.
There was a lot of speculation that Hammon would be the first woman to coach an NBA team and she was in contention for that spot with the Portland Trail Blazers.
When she didn’t get a gig in the NBA, she set her sights on the WNBA and found immediate success.