A Woman in a Man’s World

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Published on: October 24, 2014

If you are following the NBA, you will not miss the big news – Becky Hammon. You will be awed because for the first time in NBA history, a woman is the assistant coach. This is the move of San Antonio Spurs. The team will not be forgotten now that they welcomed a woman in a man’s world.


What made Becky Hammon different? Here are some information about her:

  • Early life: Becky was born on March 11, 1977 (she is now 37 years old). She was born in South Dakota. She attended Stevens High School where she excelled in basketball. She was then voted the female athlete of the year during graduation.
  • College career: It did not stop there. She attended the Colorado State Rams which made here the Sportswoman of the Year. She was famous because of other awards like the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award. She was inaugurated in the Sports Hall of Fame of the Colorado State University.


  • Professional career: She joined the New York Liberty on May 12, 1999. In 2004, she joined Colorado Chill but only played two games because she sustained knee injury. In 2005, another milestone came about – 2000th WNBA career point. Becky had the best season in 2007 where she enlisted in Silver Stars.
  • Coaching career: On August 5, 2014, San Antonio Spurs announced that Becky will be the assistant coach.

Let this be the inspiration to all Singaporean women. This goes to show that gender is not an issue if you really love what you do. Singaporean women should be empowered in whatever field they are in. Good luck!


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