Aces to raise Hammon's No. 25 jersey to the rafters
Fresh off her selection to the WNBA's "W25" list, the party continues for Becky Hammon. The Las Vegas Aces will raise the legendary guard's No. 25 jersey to the rafters of Michelob Ultra Arena at halftime during Monday's game versus the Dallas Wings, the team announced Thursday.
Hammon, now a top assistant coach on Gregg Popovich's San Antonio Spurs bench in the NBA, played eight seasons for the San Antonio Silver Stars, the predecessor to today's Aces franchise. Her jersey was previously retired in 2016 while the team was still located in San Antonio. The Silver Stars moved to Las Vegas prior to the 2018 campaign.
In her time with the Silver Stars from 2007-14, Hammon averaged 15.6 points, 5.1 assists, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.1 steals in 31.4 minutes per game and connected on 37.8% of her threes. She earned All-WNBA selections in 2008 and 2009 and All-Star appearances in 2007, 2009, and 2011.
Hammon was inducted into the New York Liberty's Ring of Honor in 2015, commemorating her eight-year run with that franchise from 1999-2006.