If ever there was a time where you feel like you couldn’t thrive in a male environment… Stop immediately.
Because if Coach Hammon hears you, you may be running sprints until you change your mind.
This past NBA season if you looked closely at the bench of the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA you would’ve noticed that a historical individual was in attendance every game. No not future Hall of Fame coach Gregg Popovich, but the newest addition to the NBA coaching fraternity Becky Hammon.
Becky was no slouch on the court as a player, first playing at Colorado State University before going on to have an amazing career both overseas and as a member of the San Antonio Stars and the New York Liberty. Through her 15 year career she achieved the following accolades:
- NCAA All American
- WAC Mountain Division Player of the Year 1999
- Colorado State University Hall of Famer
- Collegiate Jersey Number Retiree
- Colorado State Record Holder for Points, PPG, FGM, FTM, 3PM, and Assists
- 6x WNBA All-Star
- 2x WNBA First Team Selection
- 2x WNBA Second Team Selection
- 2007 WNBA Assist Leader
- 2008 Beijing Olympics Bronze Medalist
But on August 5th 2014 she was hired as the first female coach in the NBA. In a comment Coach Popovich said,
“I very much look forward to the addition of Becky Hammon to our staff. Having observed her working with our team this past season, I’m confident her basketball IQ, work ethic, and interpersonal skills will be a great benefit to the Spurs.”
There are no limits to a work ethic and unwavering belief that anything is possible.
You go Coach!!!