WNBA suspends Becky Hammon, docks Aces decide
The Las Vegas Aces have been docked their subsequent first-round draft decide and head coach Becky Hammon has been suspended for 2 video games by the WNBA over separate incidents.
The WNBA introduced Tuesday that the Aces are dropping their 2025 first-round decide — they already traded away 2024’s — for “guarantees of impermissible advantages” in wage negotiations with their former participant, Dearica Hamby.
Hammon, 46, is suspended two video games with out pay “for violating league and workforce Respect within the Office insurance policies” for feedback made by the coach to Hamby whereas the participant was pregnant.
Hamby had accused the franchise of calling her a “query mark,” claiming that she “didn’t maintain up [her] finish of the discount.”
She additionally stated she was criticized for “not taking precautions to not get pregnant.”
Hamby was traded from the Aces to the Sparks this offseason.
Hammon’s title has come up in candidacy for NBA head teaching jobs lately.
When the Aces signed ahead Alysha Clark and two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker, the WNBA introduced an investigation to see in the event that they acquired “impermissible advantages” of being paid beneath the desk.
Parker made $195,000 final season, however signed with the Aces for $100,000, based on USA At the moment.
The WNBA stated Tuesday it couldn’t “substantiate” that violations occurred in these situations.
“It’s vital that we uphold the values of integrity and equity, which create a degree enjoying area for our groups,” WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert stated in an announcement asserting self-discipline for Hammon and the Aces.
“The Aces failed to stick to league guidelines and rules and have been disciplined accordingly. We’re additionally disheartened by the violation of our Respect within the Office insurance policies and stay dedicated to making sure that enhanced coaching is carried out and requirements are adopted throughout all groups.”
Owned by Raiders proprietor Mark Davis, the Aces are the defending WNBA champions.