WNBA News – Las Vegas Aces

Becky Hammon helped lead the Aces to the No. 1 seed in the WNBA playoffs. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Aces’ Hammon Named WNBA Coach of the Year – The Las Vegas Aces’ Becky Hammon was named 2022 WNBA Coach of the Year, the league announced Friday, making her the first former WNBA player to win the award in her debut season as head coach. Hammon earned 27 of 56 votes from a panel of sports media members, while the Atlanta Dream’s Tanisha Wright, another former WNBA player-turned-coach, came in second with 18. The Chicago Sky’s James Wade received eight, while Dallas’ Vickie Johnson, Phoenix’s Vanessa Nygaard and Washington’s Mike Thibault each collected one. Hammon becomes the seventh coach in WNBA history to take home Coach of the Year honors in their first season. Read more at:  https://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/34463809/las-vegas-aces-becky-hammon-was-named-2022-wnba-coach-year (Alexa Philippou/ESPN)

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