Las Vegas Aces head coach Becky Hammon has made a plea for Russian President Vladimir Putin to “do the right thing” and quickly release U.S. National anthem boycotter Brittney Griner.
“It’s something that obviously hits super close to home for me and so I just ask the Russian government to do the right thing. It’s never too late to do the right thing,” Hammon told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday in an appeal that was joined by other figures in global women’s basketball. “We’re asking for leniency. We’re asking for grace. And we’re asking to bring home BG.”