Stars’ Top 15 Moments in History: #5

Becky Hammon Jersey Retirement

As the Stars head into their 15th season in San Antonio, we’ll be taking a look back at the top 15 moments in Stars history. Our #5 moment is from 2016 when the Stars retired former player and current Spurs Coach Becky Hammon’s jersey to the rafters.

More than an hour after Becky Hammon’s No. 25 jersey was raised to the AT&T Center rafters, she was still on the arena floor where she spent eight seasons as the leader of the San Antonio Stars.

There were still family members, coaches, teammates, fans, ushers and security guards for her to thank.

In typical Hammon fashion, she told the crowd of 9,439 that the first Stars jersey retirement in franchise history wasn’t about her, but the thousands who helped her get there. The thousands who were there for her journey from an undrafted player to one of the WNBA’s greatest.

“It’s the Hammon name that’s going up there, but there are so many that can be going up there with mine,” she said.
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<#6: Moriah Jefferson with the Nice Dish vs. the Dream

<#7: Silver Stars Host 2011 WNBA All-Star Game

<#8: Danielle Robinson and rookie Kayla McBride are selected to the WNBA All-Star 2015 Team as Western Conference All-Star Reserves

<#9: Vickie Johnson finds Sophia Young for a Game Winning Basket to Force a Game 3 in 2008 Conference Final

<#10: Head Coach Dan Hughes Named WNBA Coach of the Year, 2007

<#11: Stars Capture Franchise’s First and Only Conference Championship Play, 2008

<#12: Silver Stars Defeat Sacramento Monarchs in Western Conference Semifinals, 2007

<#13: Stars Sign Vickie Johnson

<#14: Stars Acquire Ruth Riley and Becky Hammon

<#15: Utah Starzz Relocate to San Antonio