The legend of Becky Hammon continues to develop because the Las Vegas Aces raised her no. 25 to the rafter on Monday evening, following their victory over in opposition to the Dallas Wings.
“I used to be undrafted and performed for 16 years, I wasn’t imagined to be right here, however right here I’m,” Hammon stated 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 maintain making an attempt to get higher each 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, after they had 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 type of digging into the historical past tells me the care and concern that he’s placing into it,” Hammon stated in a video name Sunday from Las Vegas. “There’s individuals that may say the fitting issues, after which individuals who do the fitting issues. I’m tremendous excited [the Aces] wish to set up a historical past and a tradition and a profitable identification. They’re prepared to place their cash the place their mouth is. It’s necessary because the league grows that we do bear in mind the people who got here earlier than.”
Hammon is at present the Aces’ franchise chief in assists, 3-pointers, and free-throw share.