Who is Becky Hammon’s partner? Meet Aces asst coach's family

Bruno Cooke September 14, 2021

Russian-American pro basketball coach Becky Hammon scored a “major honour” yesterday, as the San Antonio Spurs officially moved her No 25 jersey to the rafters, recognising the part she played in the history of the franchise before it moved to Las Vegas. The spotlight has spilled over into her personal life too – who is Becky Hammon’s partner, Brenda Milano?

What do we know about Becky Hammon’s relationship with partner Brenda Milano?

Like her partner Becky Hammon, Brenda Milano is a former basketball player and basketball coach. 

She attended Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, from 1991 to 1995. She graduated with 1,046 points over 84 career games, and assisted the team in winning 48 wins during her four seasons.

  • MUSIC: What does “certified by Luis Mora” mean? Drake caption sparks interest
Source: YouTube [Terrier Sports Network]

In 2003, Milano became head coach of the St Francis Brooklyn Terriers. During her nine-season stint with the team, they reached the NEC playoffs three times.

Level Playing Field |"Midnight Basketball" Trailer | HBO

However, John Thurston replaced her in 2012. Linda Cimino took over from him in 2018. Wagner College inducted Milano into their Hall of Fame in 2010, the first year she was eligible for induction.

According to Stars Grab, Becky Hammon’s partner is 40, and has a net worth of $1.2 million

Hammon and Milano have two adopted sons

Becky Hammon and Brenda Milano’s children first appear in Hammon’s Instagram feed in April, 2020. However, they may have adopted them – Cayden and Samuel – much earlier.

  • MOTORSPORT: Who has most NASCAR wins in the Bristol night race?

Per Rich Athletes, Becky Hammon and Brenda Milano have been together since circa 2015, and are married.

Samuel and Cayden regularly feature in Hammon’s Instagram feed, including on National Sons Day (28 September in the US).

Why is Becky Hammon in the news now?

Hammon is entering her eighth season as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs. She spent 16 years playing with New York Liberty and the Stars – eight with each.

In 2018, two years after they retired Hammon’s No 25 jersey, the Spurs migrated to Las Vegas. The team now goes by a new name: the Aces.

  • CELEBRITY: Video of Lil Nas X drunk shared on Twitter after big VMAs win
Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images

In January this year, Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis bought the team; it is said that by honouring Becky Hammon’s contribution to the team – before it upped sticks and moved to Vegas – he is “making it a point” to connect the Aces to its San Antonian roots.

During the halftime break in Monday’s game (Aces versus Dallas Wings; Aces won), the team honoured Hammon by raising her jersey to the rafters.

“The fact that he’s kind of digging into the history tells me the care and concern that he’s putting into it,” Hammon said, preemptively, on Sunday.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know
Bruno is a postgraduate student studying global journalism, with research interests in the intersection of the media, storytelling, culture and politics. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Packs Light and Forge Press, and most are readable on Medium or onurbicycle.com. He is a Student Ambassador for Tortoise Media, a big fan of Freddie Mercury and a novelist – his debut novel, Reveries, is available on Amazon.