Becky Hammon Biography – Las Vegas Aces Head Coach

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Becky Hammon Bio

Becky Hammon is the head coach of Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA. Image Source: Becky Hammon's Instagram.

Becky Hammon is a professional basketball coach and former WNBA player. The American-Russian citizen is the present head coach of Las Vegas Aces in the Women’s National Basketball Association. She also worked as an assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA.

Becky’s professional life has been a public affair. Yet, her personal details are still unknown to the general public. We will learn more about Coach Hammon’s net worth, career, WNBA coach life, partner, and adoption in this short biography.

A Basketball Prodigy

On March 11, 1977, the WNBA coach was born Rebecca Lynn Hammon in Rapid City, South Dakota. Becky Hammon’s parents are Marty Hammon and Bev Hammon. She grew up with two siblings, Matt Hammon and Gina Hammon

Becky and her brother inherited their father’s hoop addiction, who coached basketball for three decades. She held basketball since she was a toddler and was dribbling with both hands at five. The Hammon siblings were very competitive and often played on the cement slab outside their house.

At Stevens High School, she played basketball and was named South Dakota Miss Basketball as a junior player. Later, she attended and graduated from Colorado State University. Hammon was inducted into the Colorado State University Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.

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Becky Hammon, Net Worth – $500K

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Becky Hammon’s net worth is $500 thousand. She has had a very successful college and professional playing career and is presently excelling as a basketball coach. Becky Hammon played at Colorado State from 1995 to 1999. During her senior year, she received the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award.

About her professional playing career, Becky was undrafted but signed with the New York Liberty in 1999. The former hooper must have accumulated a good amount of money from her playing career of thirteen years. Some of the teams she played for are Trentino Rovereto Basket, Rivas Ecopolis, San Antonio stars, CSKA Moscow, etc.

Becky Hammon Career
Becky Hammon signed with New York Liberty in 1999. Image Source: Becky Hammon’s Instagram.

The former point guard also played for the U.S. team representing at the 1998 Wiliam Jones Cup, where she scored 18 points over the five games. The team won all five games, earning gold in the competition. Later, in 2008, Becky applied for a spot on the Russian national team after she learned that the American national team would not invite her to try out. 

With their citizenship, the basketballer was eligible to make $250,000 for winning a gold medal for Russia from the government. Hence, she must have earned a considerable amount of money from her successful playing career.

The fiery point guard unofficially interned with her playing team during her year-long rehabilitation in 2013. She attended film sessions, where she was frequently invited to contribute opinions. The Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was quite impressed by her contributions. Hence, she was appointed as the assistant coach for the Spurs on August 5, 2014.

In December 2021, Coach Becky was hired as the head coach for the Las Vegas Aces. As per Insider, Becky Hammon would make more than $1 Million in her first year, which is more than any WNBA coach. Before she was asking $750,000 annual salary with Spurs. Her earnings with Aces were expected to increase by 33% more than her NBA salary. Hence, Becky Hammon’s net worth must also be enormous, considering her grand earnings.

Vickie Johnson is another WNBA coach with grand earnings.

Who Is Becky Hammon’s Life Partner?

Becky Hammon’s partner is Brenda Milano, who is a former basketball player as well. She coached the Women’s basketball team at St. Francis College. Moreover, she was inducted into her alma mater, Wagner College‘s Hall of Fame, in 2010 in Staten Island, New York.

The couple has kept their romantic relationship private and has not disclosed many details. Unfortunately, neither Becky nor Brenda has publicly announced whether they are married. However, they have been happily living together for many years now and share a lovely home.

The duo shares lovely pictures of them on their social media handles. These posts show that the pair is immensely in love with each other. Nonetheless, their beautiful relationship is going strong. Hopefully, the couple will share some details about their love life in the coming days.

Has Adopted Two Sons

Samuel Hammon and Cayden Hammon are Becky Hammon’s sons, whom she adopted with her partner. She and her beau Brenda are now co-parenting these adorable boys. Cayden is her elder son, and Samuel is the younger one, who turned four in May 2022. The Aces coach often posts pictures and videos of her children spending time together.


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Rebecca Lynn, aka Becky, has earned so much recognition and experience throughout her basketball career of more than two decades. She has made many achievements and contributed so much to the court. She is now a former basketball player, an outstanding coach, a loving partner, and a mother of two adorable sons.

Facts And Trivia

  • In NBA, Becky Hammon is the first female assistant coach.
  • She received a shotgun for her 14th birthday.
  • The Aces’ head coach has an abiding fascination with the ocean, especially sharks.