San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon is reportedly nearing a five-year deal to return to the WNBA because the Las Vegas Aces head coach. She might be changing Invoice Laimbeer, who led the Aces to a 77-45, two semifinals appearances, and one WNBA Finals look.
San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon is finalizing a five-year cope with the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces that’ll make her the league’s highest paid coach, sources inform ESPN. Hammon plans to complete season with San Antonio.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 31, 2021
She interviewed for a number of head-coaching jobs within the NBA, together with for the Portland Path Blazers, the place she made it as a finalist however didn’t obtain a suggestion for a head job. She plans on ending the season with the Spurs.
The deal will make Hammon the highest-paid coach within the WNBA. Her credentials embody being a six-time All-Star, three-time All-WNBA choice, and was the assists chief in 2007. As a coach, she led the Spurs Summer season League workforce in 2015 and has been part of the Spurs teaching workers since 2014.
Hammon is returning to the W for the primary time since retiring in 2014 after enjoying 16 seasons with the New York Liberty and San Antonio Stars. The Aces have been initially the Utah Starzz when the league launched in 1997. Then the franchise moved to San Antonio in 2003 and at last to Las Vegas in 2018. The Aces retired Hammon’s jersey this previous season by retiring her jersey