Becky Hammon - Biography

BACKGROUND

• Top 15 Players of All-Time

• Silver Stars All-Decade Team

• WNBA All-Star (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011)

• All-WNBA First Team (2007)

• All-WNBA Second Team (2005, 2008)

• Western Conference Player of the Week (7/25/05, 6/3/07, 6/25/07, 7/13/08, 8/2/09, 8/9/09, 8/1/11, 7/9/12)

San Antonio Silver Stars

2013: Sustained a torn left ACL during the second quarter at Los Angeles on July 6 ... Returned from injury against Los Angeles on July 6, recording two points, one rebound and one assist ... Sidelined due to a broken middle finger on her right hand suffered during training camp on May 18.

2012: Top vote getter for the Silver Stars All-Decade Team ... Started all 33 regular-season games in which she played ... Averaged 14.7 points, 5.3 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 0.94 steals per game ... Ranked second in the WNBA in 3-point field goals made average (2.4) and total 3-point field goals made (80) ... Ranked second in the WNBA in total assists (176), third in assists per game (5.3) and fifth in 3-point field goal percentage (43.5) ... Led the team in assists per game and ranked second in scoring average ... Notched 26 double-digit scoring performances ... Led the team in assists 21 times and scoring on nine occasions ... Notched nine-consecutive double-digit scoring performances from June 16 through July 8 ... Netted at least one 3-point field goal in 32 out of 33 regular-season games, including a 26 game streak from June 16 through Sept. 23 ... Led the team with six assists and ranked second on the team with 17 points in the season opener at Tulsa on May 19 ... Had a game-high eight assists at Connecticut on May 25 ... Led the team with 21 points and five assists in the home opener against Chicago on May 30 ... Led the team with 30 points, including a career-high tying seven 3-point field goals made against Phoenix on June 1 ... Had a game-best 10 assists at Los Angeles on June 24 ... One of five double-digit scorers against Los Angeles on June 28 ... Led the team with 23 points including a franchise record-tying seven 3-pointers against Minnesota on July 1 ... Led the team with 19 points at Indiana on July 5 ... One of three 20-point scorers at New York on July 8 ... Named Western Conference Player of the Week for July 2 through July 8 ... Led the team with seven assists at Chicago on July 11 ... Led the team with 19 points at Phoenix on Aug. 19 ... Led the team with 22 points against Washington on Aug. 21 ... Notched a team-high tying six assists against Tulsa on Aug. 25 ... Led the team with 15 points against Indiana on Sept. 7 ... Led the team with 25 points and four steals against Seattle on Sept. 14 ... Playoffs: Started both Western Conference Semifinal games against Los Angeles ... Averaged 17.0 points, 4.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game through the two playoff games ... Led the team with 19 points in Game 1 at Los Angeles ... One of five double-figure scorers in Game 2 against Los Angeles.

2011: Named to the WNBA Top 15 Players of All-Time ... Earned her seventh career WNBA All-Star selection and became the only player in league history to participate in three different All-Star games with two different teams ... Started all 33 regular-season games in which she played ... Averaged 15.9 points per game with 5.8 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.5 steals ... Led the WNBA in three-point field goals per game (9.0) and ranked second in assists per game (5.8) ... Led the team in scoring average and assists per game ... Reached double-figure scoring 26 times while leading the team in scoring on 10 occasions and assists in 22 games ... Ranked second on the team with 18 points on a team-best four 3-pointers while tying team highs in assists (5) and steals (3) in the season opener against Tulsa on June 4 … Dished out her 400th career assist at Tulsa on June 10 … Netted her 1,500th field goal and 4,600th career point against Atlanta on June 11 … Led the team with nine assists and ranked second with 22 points at Phoenix on June 17 … Led San Antonio with 28 points against Phoenix on June 21 … Led San Antonio with nine assists and ranked second with 22 points against Los Angeles on June 24 … Set season-highs in free throws made (8) and attempted (9) at Atlanta on June 26 … Recorded her 650th career 3-pointer at New York on July 1 … Played her 10,000th career minute, leading San Antonio with 18 points against New York on July 8 … Notched her 1,000th career field goal and 700th assist with San Antonio against Los Angeles on July 12 … Had season-bests in assists (9) and blocks (2) against Seattle on July 14 … Led San Antonio with 26 points at Los Angeles on July 18 … Recorded her 400th career rebound with San Antonio at Seattle on July 21 … Led the team with 22 points while tying season-bests in defensive rebounds (5), total rebounds (5) and steals (3) at Washington on July 26 … Had a season-best 33 points and matched a career-high with seven 3-pointers against Phoenix on July 28 … Named Western Conference Player of the Week for Aug. 1 … Ranked second on the team with 11 points at Seattle on Aug. 2 … Recorded her 2,500th point with San Antonio at Minnesota on Aug. 4 … Second on the team with 19 points against Tulsa on Aug. 6 … Led the team with 19 points at Indiana on Aug. 9 … Led the team with 18 points at Indiana on Aug. 16 and moved into second all-time on the franchise career scoring list … Led San Antonio with 22 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds at Phoenix on Aug. 20 … Scored her 5,000th career point in the second quarter against Connecticut on Aug. 30 as part of a team-best 16 points in the win … Scored a season-high 37 points at Los Angeles on Sept. 6 to lead the Silver Stars to their fifth-consecutive playoff berth … Tied a career-high with 11 assists against Washington on Sept. 10 … Playoffs: Started all three Western Conference semifinal games against Minnesota ... Averaged 16.3 points per game with 4.3 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game ... Led the Silver Stars with 16 points in Game 1 at Minnesota on Sept. 16.

2010: Named to the WNBA All-Star Team for the sixth time … Started all 32 games in which she played … Led the team with 172 assists and ranked third with 36 steals … Ranked fourth in the WNBA with 5.38 assists per game and ninth with 6.40 assists per 40 minutes played … Ranked second on the team with 15.1 points per game … Led the team in scoring nine times, in rebounding once and in assists 18 times … Tied a career-high with six steals at Washington on July 29 … Set a career-high with 11 assists and had a season-best nine made free throws versus Phoenix on Aug. 3 … Grabbed season-highs in defensive (7) and total (8) rebounds at Los Angeles on Aug. 8 … Tied a career-high with three blocks against Minnesota on Aug. 10 … Had a season-best four offensive rebounds against Tulsa on Aug. 13 … Recorded a season-high 12 made field goals against Phoenix on Aug. 22 ... Playoffs: Started both Western Conference Semifinal games against Phoenix ... Led the team with 20.0 points per game and 5.5 assists.

2009: Had her best all-around season of her WNBA career … Averaged a career-high 19.5 points per game, which ranked second in the WNBA to Diana Taurasi (20.4 ppg) … Averaged a career-high-tying 5.0 assists per game, which ranked third in the league behind Sue Bird (5.8 apg) and Ticha Penicheiro (5.2 apg) … Her 3.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game were the highest in her Silver Stars career, and were just below her career-highs of 3.5 and 1.8, respectively … Recorded six assists at Indiana on Aug. 27, becoming just the seventh player in league history to dish out more than 1,000 career assists … Dropped 32 points on the Detroit Shock, becoming the 11th player in WNBA history to break the 4,000-point mark for her career … Joined former teammate Vickie Johnson as the only two players in league history to achieve both milestones … Played 272nd game with teammate Vickie Johnson on July 15 in Washington, surpassing Lisa Leslie and Mwadi Mabika as the duo with the most games played together … Scored a career-high 38 points at Sacramento on July 30 … Collected her first points/rebounds double-double in Seattle with 20 points and a career-high 10 rebounds on August 1 … Tied Shanna Crossley’s franchise record of seven 3-pointers in a game on Sept. 10 in Sacramento, going 7-for-8 from behind the arc …Playoffs: Started in all three games against Phoenix…Averaged 18.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.67 steals per game.

2008: Garnered second team All-WNBA honors … Named Western Conference Player of the Week on July 13 … Started 33 regular-season games ... Averaged 17.6 points per game with 4.9 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals … Tallied the highest single-season numbers of her career in minutes played, total points, assists, blocks and 3-point field goals … Was a perfect (10-10) from the charity stripe on the way to a season-high 30 points and five assists at New York on Sept. 9 … Set a franchise record with 14 free throws made (14-15) against New York on July 8 … Became the 24th player in WNBA history to record 3,000 points on June 13 against Seattle ... Scored in double-figures in all but two games, including 13 games with 20 or more points … Tallied 25 points, nine assists, four steals and two rebounds at Atlanta on June 18 … Recorded four steals and a career-best two blocks at Los Angeles on July 14 … Playoffs: Averaged 18.1 points, 4.6 assists and 2.3 rebounds through nine playoff games ... Notched two 30-plus point performances, scoring 30 at Sacramento on Sept. 18 and 35 against L.A. on Sept. 28 to lead San Antonio to its first Western Conference Championship … Blocked five shots through the nine games.

2007: Named the San Antonio Express-News Sportswoman of the Year after helping guide San Antonio to the Western Conference Finals … Garnered All-WNBA first team honors … Earned WNBA All-Star recognition, becoming the second player in league history voted as both an Eastern and Western Conference All-Star starter ... Two-time Western Conference Player of the Week ... Averaged 18.8 points and 5.0 assists per game … Had a streak of 42 consecutive free throws made … Scored in double-figures in all but one game and scored 20-plus points in 10 regular-season games, including two 30-plus games … Playoffs: Averaged 20.8 points and 5.0 assists per game, including 32 points and four assists in a 102-100 loss to Phoenix during the Western Conference Finals.

New York Liberty

2006: Named to the WNBA All-Star Team ... Led the Liberty in scoring with 14.7 points per game … Recorded 3.7 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game … Shot 42.5 percent from the floor and was one of the league’s leaders with a career high 96.0 free throw percentage … Scored in double-figures in 15 games, including seven with at least 20 points … Scored 24 points in a win over Los Angeles on June 3 and capped the season with 21 points, six assists and five rebounds against Washington on Aug. 13 … Picked up 22 points and eight assists against San Antonio on June 30 in New York … Ranked 13th in the league in points per game and ninth in assists.

2005: Garnered All-WNBA second team honors … Voted a starter for the Eastern Conference All-Star team ... Started all 34 games at point guard … Led the team in scoring with 13.9 points per game while adding 3.35 rebounds and 4.3 assists … Shot 43.2 percent from the floor and 90.1 percent from the charity stripe … Scored in double figures 28 times … Recorded at five or more assists on 14 occasions … Had a double-double, 12 points and 10 assists, in Los Angeles on July 5 … Scored her 2,000th career point against Washington on August 16 … Posted 18 points, six rebounds and four assists in 21 minutes during the All-Star game … Playoffs: Started both games while tallying 23 points in 76 minutes of play … Also added seven rebounds and five assists.

2004: Earned WNBA All-Star recognition ... Started all 34 games at point guard … Led the team with 13.5 points per game, 4.4 assists per game and 1.71 steals per game while adding 3.5 rebounds per game … Scored in double-figures 25 times including 14 games of 15 points or more and six games of 20 points or more … Dished out five or more assists 13 times including 10 at Charlotte on July 20 … Registered her first career double-double at Charlotte on July 20, finishing with 17 points and 10 assists … Recorded 1,500th career point against San Antonio on September 12 … Hit five three-pointers versus Connecticut on July 31 … Shot 43.2 percent from the floor and 86.2 percent from the free throw line … Ranked in the top 10 of six WNBA categories, including third in three-point attempts (170), fifth in total assists (150), sixth in three-pointers made (57), seventh in steals per game (1.71), seventh in total steals (58) and seventh in assists per game (4.4) … Scored a season-high 28 points including four 3-pointers and eight free throws against Indiana on Sept. 16… Playoffs: Started and played in five games while averaging 35 minutes per game … Led the team with 17 assists (3.4 per game) and finished second with 53 points (10.6 per game) … Also registered 2.6 rebounds per game and shot 39.2 percent (20-for-51) from the floor and 33.3 percent (11-for-33) from the three-point line.

2003: Earned her first career WNBA All-Star selection but did not play due to injury ... Played in 11 games prior to tearing her right ACL on June 27 against the Detroit Shock … Started two games … Led team in scoring (14.7 points per game) among players with 10 or more games played … Led the squad in free-throw shooting (95.1 percent) and field-goal percentage (57.5) … Recorded her 1,000th career point at Minnesota on June 6 … Posted a career-high 33 points, 12 field goals and six 3-pointers in a victory against the Lynx on June 6 … Hit at least one 3-pointer in nine of 11 games including five games with three or more 3-pointers … Scored in double-figures eight times … Posted 15-or-more points five times … Dished out at least one assist 10 times … Despite only playing 11 games, led the WNBA in two statistical categories, 3-point percentage (46.9) and free-throw percentage (95.1).

2002: Played in all 32 regular-season games with one start … Averaged 8.0 points per game with 2.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.4 3-pointers … Posted a season-high 22 points on two occasions … Scored at least two points in every game … Made at least one 3-pointer in 24 of 32 games … Scored in double-figures 11 times … Ranked second on team in 3-point percentage (38.6) … Set season-high and tied career-high two times with five three-pointers, most recently at Washington on August 9 … Recorded three back-to-back double-digit scoring performances … Set a season-high and tied a career-best with three steals on three occasions, most recently at Washington on July 13 … Dished out at least one assist in 29 of 31 games … Ranked seventh in the WNBA in 3-point field goals per 40 minutes (2.67) and eighth in the WNBA in 3-point field goals made (44.0) … Playoffs: Played in eight games … Averaged 9.9 points per game with 2.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists and shot 53.7 (29-54) from the floor and 42.4 (14-33) from 3-point land … Tallied 28 points, four 3-pointers and eight assists in round one against the Indiana Fever … Scored 11 points including three shots from downtown and two assists in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals against Washington … Scored 18 points including 4-6 from beyond the arc, in game one of the WNBA Finals.

2001: Played in all 32 games off the bench, averaging 8.2 points, 1.6 assists and 1.6 rebounds while shooting 45.7 percent (90-197) from the floor … Led Liberty in scoring twice and in assists three times…Had 11 double-figure scoring games, including back-to-back 21-point games at Phoenix and vs. Los Angeles on June 21 and 24…Ranked second on the team, shooting 78.4 percent (40-51) from the free throw …Shot 42-for-111 (37.8) from 3-point range, her second-consecutive season with at least 40 trifectas … Ranked 18th in the WNBA with a 37.8 3-point percentage…Scored a season-high 21 points on a perfect shooting night (8-8 FGA, 5-5 from 3-point) against Phoenix on June 21…Notched 21-points (8-11 FGA, 1-1 FTA, 4-6 from 3-point) against Los Angeles on June 24…Handed out a career-high six assists in a victory against Indiana on July 9…Scored 16 points (6-7 FGA, 2-4 FTA, 2-3 from 3-point) while adding five rebounds, four assists and one steal in just 23 minutes against Seattle … Playoffs: Had one rebound over eight total bench minutes in three games…Logged two minutes in game one, one minute in game three against Miami… Played five minutes in the opener of the Eastern Conference Finals against Charlotte.

2000: Ranked third on the team with 10.9 points per game while adding 2.0 rebounds per game and 1.8 assists per game over 26.1 minutes per game…Started 16 games and was one of only four Liberty players to appear in all 32 games…Led the team in scoring five times and reached double figures in scoring 21 times…Finished among the WNBA leaders in field goal percentage, shooting 47.2 (119-252 FGA)…Shot 52-141 (36.9) from 3-point range …Also hit 61-69 (88.4) from the foul line…Was named Buick Regal Player of the Game on four National Telecasts…Scored a career-high 23 points (5-8 FGA, 11-12 FTA) against Utah on June 3…Led New York with 18 points against Los Angeles on June 25…Grabbed a career-high six rebounds against Indiana on June 30th and at Charlotte on July 28th, while registering 16 and 12 points, respectively…Scored16 points on 6-9 shooting at Seattle on July 19…Matched Tari Phillips with a game-high 17 points (6-14 FGA, 4-7 3-point) against Houston on July 23…Scored 15 points (4-8 FGA) in New York’s playoff clinching win against Orlando on August 4…Playoffs: Ranked fourth on the team with 9.4 points per game…Led the team with 19 points (6-11 FGA, 3-5 from 3-point) in the series clincher against Washington…Was New York’s top scorer in game two against Cleveland with 13 points.

1999: Played in 30 games as a rookie ... Shot 42.2 percent (27-64 FGA) from the floor, 28.9 percent (11-38) from 3-point range, 88.2 percent from the foul line (15-17 FTA) and averaged 2.7 points per game ... Led the Liberty in scoring one time …Playoffs: Averaged 8.3 minutes over six contests while chipping in with 2.0 points per game ... Notched 10 points (2-4 FGA, 2-3 from 3-point range) during game two of the WNBA Championship to help the Liberty rally and force a third game.

WNBA Offseason:

2012-13: Played with Russia's Spartak V MR ... Averaged 10.3 points, 5.5 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game through 21 Russian League games ... Led the Russian League in assists per game ... Averaged 8.7 points, 2.8 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game through 16 games, guiding Spartak V MR to a EuroLeague Final Eight bid.

2011-12: Played with Russia's Spartak V MR ... Averaged 12.8 points, 2.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.3 steals through 21 games.

2010-11: Played for Russia's Orenburg ... Averaged 12.7 points per game with 2.9 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.4 steals through nine Russian League games ... Averaged 10.7 points per game with 2.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.7 steals while shooting 56.1 percent from the floor in nine EuroLeague games.

2009-10: Played for Spain's Ros Casares Valencia alongside current Silver Stars teammate Delisha Milton-Jones ... Named to the EuroBasket.com All-EuroLeague second team ... Helped Ros Casares capture the Spanish LFB Cup and qualify for the EuroLeague Finals ... Averaged 13.0 points per game with 1.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.1 steals while shooting 55.8 percent from the floor in 10 Spanish League games ... Averaged 9.4 points per games with 1.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists while shooting 54.3 percent from the floor in 10 EuroLeague contests.

2008-09: Played for Russia's CSKA Moscow ... Named to the EuroLeague All-Star Team ... Earned EuroLeague All-Star game MVP honors ... Led CSKA to the Russian Superleague Semifinals and Russian Cup Finals ... Averaged 10.9 points per game with 3.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.9 steals through 19 Russian League games ... Averaged 14.5 points per game with 2.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.5 steals while shooting 48.8 percent from the floor through 11 EuroLeague contests.

2007-08: Played for Russia's CSKA Moscow ... Led CSKA Moscow to the EuroLeague Quarterfinals ... Averaged 12.4 pints per game with 1.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.1 steals through 20 Russian League games ... Averaged 12.9 points per game with 1.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists while shooting 62 percent from the floor in EuroLeague contests.

2006-07: Played for Spain's Rivas Ecopolis ... Averaged 17.5 points per game with 3.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.3 steals through 13 games while shooting 56.3 percent from the field.

2005-06: Led the Colorado Chill to its second-consecutive NWBL title ... Earned All-NWBL Player of the Year honors.

2004-05: Helped the Colorado Chill capture the NWBL title ... Selected to the NWBL All-Star Game.

2003-04: Played in two games with the NWBL's Colorado Chill.

2002-03: Played with NWBL's Tennessee Fury ... Averaged 20.2 points per game with 5.9 assists ... Led the league in scoring average.

2001-02: Played with Italy's Trentino Rovereto Basket.

Russian National Team:

• European World Championships Silver Medal (2009)

• Olympic Bronze Medal (2008)

2012: Represented Russia in the Olympic Games in London ... Averaged 12.1 points, 4.0 assists and 2.9 rebounds through eight games, helping Russia to a fourth-place finish.

2010: Played in eight games at the 2010 FIBA World Championships ... Averaged 11.1 points per game with 2.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.4 steals.

2009: Helped Russia earn a silver medal at the 2009 European World Championships in Latvia ... Averaged 16.5 points per game with 2.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 2.0 steals while shooting 57.1 percent through four games.

2008: Led Russia to a bronze medal finish at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China ... Averaged 13.0 points per game with 1.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists while shooting 57.9 percent from the floor through eight games.

Colorado State:

• Associated Press All-America Team (1997, 1998, 1999)

• Kodak All-America Team (1997, 1998, 1999)

• WAC Player of the Year (1997, 1998, 1999)

• All-WAC First Team (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999)

• Women's Basketball Journal All-America Team (1999)

• Sports Illustrated All-America Team (1999)

• Naismith Trophy (1999)

• Women's Basketball News Service All-America Team (1998)

• WAC Freshman of the Year (1996)

• WAC All-Newcomer Team (1996)

• News Services All-Freshman First Team (1996)

• WAC Tournament MVP (1996)

Senior (1998-99): Garnered Associated Press, Women’s Basketball Journal, Women’s Basketball News Service, Sports Illustrated and Kodak All-America honors … Naismith Trophy winner … Earned WAC Player of the Year honors … Named to the All-WAC first team for the fourth-consecutive season … Led the Rams to a 33-3 record and an NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance … Finished her collegiate career as the WAC’s all-time leading scorer – male or female – with 2,740 points (21.9 per game), passing Utah’s Keith Van Horn (2,542) … Set the Colorado State career records for points, points per game (21.9), field goals made (918), free throw made (539), 3-point field goals made (365) and assists (538) … Led the team in scoring average (22.9), field goals (261), assists (174), steals (98) and 3-point field goals (114) as a senior … Tied her career-high with 42 points against UNLV on Feb. 25 … Set an NCAA Tournament record for free throws made (16) on two occasions.

Junior (1997-98): Earned Women’s Basketball News Service, Associated Press and Kodak All-America honors … Garnered her second-consecutive WAC Player of the Year selection … Named to the All-WAC first team ... Started all 30 games ... Averaged 23.5 points per game with 3.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists.

Sophomore (1996-97): Garnered Associated Press and Kodak All-America honors … Named WAC Player of the Year … Selected to the All-WAC first team ... Started all 28 games ... Averaged 22.1 points per game with 4.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists.

Freshman (1995-96): Named WAC Freshman of the Year … Earned WAC All-Newcomer team selection … Garnered News Services All-Freshman first team honors … First freshman in conference history to earn WAC Tournament MVP honors ... Played in 31 games with 24 starts ... Averaged 19.2 points per game with 3.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists.

Stevens High School: Played for coach Ron Riherd at Stevens High School in Rapid City, S.D. … Earned 1995 Gatorade Player of the Year honors … Averaged 26.0 points per game with 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists during her senior season … Named South Dakota Miss Basketball in 1994.

PERSONAL

Rebecca Lynn Hammon … Born on March 11, 1977 in Rapid City, S.D. ... Daughter of Martin and Bev Hammon … Has one brother, Matt and one sister, Gina … Graduated from Colorado State University in 1999 with a degree in exercise and sport science.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Obtained from New York on April 4, 2007 along with 2008 second round draft selection in exchange for 2007 second overall draft pick Jessica Davenport and 2008 first round selection ... Signed with New York as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 1999.