Becky Hammon
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Former WNBA star and current Las Vegas Aces coach Becky Hammon is taking her basketball wits and talents on air.

The ESPN announced on Wednesday that Hammon is taking her act and will join the network as an NBA analyst for this 2022-23 season. She is planning to make her debut in December.

Hammon, who will appear on ESPN’s main shows Get Up, First Take, SportsCenter and NBA Today, is ecstatic to have this side opportunity.

“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.”

The female mentor had a superb rookie year as the head coach of the Aces in the 2021-22 season. She led the franchise to its first WNBA title and gave Las Vegas its first professional sports championship in the city’s sports history.

She was mentored by Gregg Popovich for eight years in the San Antonio Spurs, breaking barriers and paving the way for women to have their part on the game’s coaching side.

“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.

In her professional stint in the WNBA, Hammon managed to compile six All-Star appearances and multiple All-WNBA Team selections. She is also a member of the league’s 25th Anniversary Team.