WNBA Coach of the Year to join ESPN as an NBA studio analyst

Becky Hammon, head coach of the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces and former assistant coach to Gregg Popovich with the San Antonio Spurs, will join ESPN as an NBA studio analyst during the 2022-23 season, the company announced Wednesday.

“I am very excited to contribute to ESPN’s coverage of the NBA this season,” said Hammon. “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.”

Hammon was the 2022 WNBA coach of the year and led the Aces to a championship in her first season as head coach this year.. She will contribute to shows including ‘Get UP,’ ‘First Take,’ ‘SportsCenter’ and ‘NBA Today.’ 

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“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 David Roberts, ESPN Head of NBA and Studio Production.

Hammon was a three-time All-American during her time at Colorado State and went on to play for the San Antonio Stars, the New York Liberty and internationally. She was a six-time WNBA All-Star, a two-time All-WNBA First Team and was honored as one of the top 25 players in WNBA history during the league’s 25th anniversary last year.

Hammon will make her ESPN debut in December. 

Contact Analis Bailey at aabailey@usatoday.com or on Twitter @analisbailey.

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