The legend of Becky Hammon continues to develop because the Las Vegas Aces raised her no. 25 to the rafter on Monday night time, following their victory over in opposition to the Dallas Wings.
“I used to be undrafted and performed for 16 years, I wasn’t speculated to be right here, however right here I’m,” Hammon mentioned throughout her jersey retirement.
“I couldn’t have dreamed of how the final 20 years have performed out. You by no means know what’s going to while you present up and preserve making an attempt to get higher every single day.”
Hammond, who’s at present an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs, performed 16 seasons within the WNBA—eight with the New York Liberty and the opposite eight with the Aces, once they have been San Antonio Silver Stars.
The Stars retired Hammons no. 25 again in June 2016, whereas the workforce was nonetheless in San Antonio. Hammons quantity remained within the Rafters on the AT&T Heart.
Bought by Las Vegas Raiders proprietor Mark Davis, the Stars relocated to Vegas—and started donning a brand new title—in 2018.
The truth that he’s sort of digging into the historical past tells me the care and concern that he’s placing into it,” Hammon mentioned in a video name Sunday from Las Vegas. “There’s individuals that may say the suitable issues, after which individuals who do the suitable issues. I’m tremendous excited [the Aces] wish to set up a historical past and a tradition and a profitable id. They’re keen to place their cash the place their mouth is. It’s essential because the league grows that we do keep in mind the folks that got here earlier than.”
Hammon is at present the Aces’ franchise chief in assists, 3-pointers, and free-throw proportion.