ESPN is adding a new analyst to their NBA coverage team. Former WNBA player and current head coach Becky Hammon will join as a studio analyst. She is expected to make her television debut in December.
Hammon is the latest name in a growing trend of WNBA figures becoming involved in the media. Hammon joins Doris Burke and Chinni Oguwmike as women contributors for ESPN’s NBA analysis. Current WNBA player Candace Parker is a studio analyst for TNT and NBA TV.
Becky Hammon, head coach of the reigning WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces, will join ESPN as an NBA studio analyst during the 2022-23 season.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 2, 2022
This is the latest achievement for Hammon, who currently serves as the head coach of the Las Vegas Aces. In the year In her first season in 2022, the Aces went 26-10 in the playoffs against the Connecticut Sun. Prior to her time in Las Vegas, Hammon served as an assistant coach for Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs from 2014-22.
Becky Hammon was a prolific player during her WNBA career. She spent 16 seasons in the league, eight with the New York Liberty and another eight with the San Antonio Silver Stars. She was also a six-time All-Star. Similar to how she spent her 16th year, three times were with the Liberty and the other three were with the Silver Stars. She averaged 13 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 450 career games.