FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The first full-time paid female NBA assistant coach is a former Colorado State All-American.
Becky Hammon played for CSU from 1996 to 1999. The Coloradoan reports that the 5-foot-6 guard ranks first in most categories in the Rams’ record book, including 2,740 career points and making 918 field goals.
The Rapid City, South Dakota native has always seemed to be going against the grain. She wasn’t drafted by any WNBA team but went on to play for the New York Liberty. She became one of the league’s 15 greatest players of all-time.
“I’m ready to be treated just like every other assistant coach,” said Hammon. “It’s never been about the woman thing, it’s been about, ‘Hey, she’s got a great basketball mine and we’d love to have her, we think she’d be a great addition to our program.”
In 2004, Hammon was inducted to the CSU athletics hall of fame.
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