Becky Hammon: "Just because something’s never been done doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Leadership has no gender."
But on a loaded Liberty team with veteran guards like Weatherspoon and Johnson, Hammon was the unlikeliest of future stars. She averaged just 6.7 minutes with New York in her rookie season, and mostly watched as her team came within one win of capturing a WNBA title. "Nothing came easy to me,” Hammon said. "I had to fight and scrap for every little bit of playing time that I got.”