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New York Liberty honor Becky Hammon

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NEW YORK (AP) Becky Hammon got her WNBA start in New York and never has forgotten where she came from.

The New York Liberty honored their former star Sunday, putting the San Antonio Spurs assistant coach in their ring of honor at halftime of their game against the Seattle Storm.

"I want you guys to know that I'm from South Dakota, my mom would slap me silly if I forgot my roots. You guys are part of my roots," Hammon said. "I always had so much pride putting that New York Liberty jersey on and representing this amazing city, the greatest city in the world."

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