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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Becky Hammon to Join ESPN as Studio Analyst for 2022-23 NBA Season

  • Hammon will contribute her NBA expertise to a large variety of ESPN shows.
  • She was an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs from 2014 until 2022.
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Coming off an incredibly successful first season in the WNBA — that saw her win Coach of the Year and lead the Las Vegas Aces to their first championship in franchise history — Becky Hammon is taking her talents to television.

At the espnW: Women + Sports Summit, ESPN announced that Hammon will be a studio analyst for the 2022-23 NBA season starting in December.

The 45-year-old will contribute her NBA expertise to a large variety of ESPN shows, including “Get Up,” “First Take,” “SportsCenter,” and “NBA Today.”

“I am very excited to contribute to ESPN’s coverage of the NBA this season,” Hammon said in the announcement statement. “It will be a lot of fun working alongside ESPN’s talented roster of broadcasters and having the opportunity to talk about the game that I love so much.”

“Becky is a pioneer in every sense of the word and we know she’ll lend unique insights, based on her wide-ranging experience, to our NBA coverage,” said ESPN’s head of NBA and studio production David Roberts.

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Analyzing the NBA is nothing new for Hammon, of course: She was an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs from 2014 until 2022, when she left to become the highest-paid head coach in WNBA history ($1M/season).

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