Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Las Vegas Aces and head coach Becky Hammon punished by WNBA for entirely different violations

ESPN and NY Times basically just summarize social media posts and don't specify the nature of the improper benefits (the team is owned by Mark Davis of the Raiders, Tom Brady recently took a minority stake):
The W.N.B.A. suspended Las Vegas Aces Coach Becky Hammon for two games without pay on Tuesday for comments she made to the All-Star forward Dearica Hamby about her pregnancy.
The league also said the Aces would lose a first-round pick in the 2025 draft for promising Hamby unspecified impermissible benefits during contract negotiations.
The Instagram post that started the investigation:

The WNBA's announcement: