Becky Hammon's move to WNBA is NBA's loss

Becky Hammon’s move to WNBA is NBA’s loss

Becky Hammon is supposed to be the first.

While it is sad that we’re a fifth of the way through the 21st Century and yet to have woman coach in the NBA or be the head coach of a college men’s program, Hammon was going to break the fiberglass backboard ceiling.

Now that the former San Antonio Spurs assistant coach has accepted a job with the Las Vegas Aces of the WNBA, the imagined future for her on an NBA sideline is less likely.

At least for the time being.

Hammon signed a five-year contract that will make her the WNBA’s highest-paid coach. Good for her.

In a way, she’s going home.

Hammon was a superstar guard for San Antonio Silver Stars of the WNBA. The Silver Stars became the Stars in 2014, moved to Las Vegas in 2018 and renamed the Aces. Hammon’s No. 25 jersey was retired by the organization last summer.

The WNBA means something to her.

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