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Becky Hammon named WNBA Coach of the Year

Becky Hammon was chosen this Friday as coach of the year in the WNBA, the American women's professional basketball league, after the excellent regu


Becky Hammon was chosen this Friday as coach of the year in the WNBA, the American women’s professional basketball league, after the excellent regular season starring in command of the Las Vegas Aces, her franchise reported in a note.

In his first season as head of the team, Hammon’s Aces had the best regular season record (26-10) and were the best for offensive performance.

In addition, Hammon was chosen as the coach of the All-Star played in Chicago. The Aces dominated the regular season and confidently qualified for the playoff semifinals, after beating the Phoenix Mercury, finalists last year.

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In the semifinals they will face Sue Bird’s Seattle Storm. Hammon had a brilliant career as a player in the WNBA, in teams like the San Antonio Stars; and in international basketball, in teams such as the Spanish Rivas Ecopolis and Ros Casares Valencia.

In 2014, she retired as a player, went to the bench and signed as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs, which made her the first woman to be part of an NBA coaching staff.

His name sounded for several benches of the men’s American league. Since this season, he manages the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA.