Becky Hammon’s salary with Aces: Why star center Liz Cambage called out WNBA regarding player pay

Tuesday, Feb. 1 formally tipped off WNBA Free Company and there have been studies sharing the wage of recent Las Vegas Aces head coach Becky Hammon. 

Per studies, the previous WNBA star is ready to earn upwards of $1 million per yr

Hammon’s pay isn’t solely a hike over her wage as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs, however extra importantly, it makes her the highest-paid coach within the WNBA.

Whereas this may point out progress, it additionally places a highlight on the WNBA’s participant salaries that are decided by the Collective Bargaining Settlement (CBA) between the league and WNBPA. 

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Liz Cambage livid over WNBA’s player-coach disparity 

Cambage, a 30-year-old Australian who has performed her final two seasons with the Aces, known as out the distinction in pay between Hammon’s pay and the quantity that gamers rope as in as a part of the league’s supermax deal.

She shared her displeasure on Twitter:

A free agent in 2022, it might be honest to say that Cambage will not be returning to the Aces, who have been reportedly not meaning to deliver her again, anyway. Per studies, Cambage is in talks with the Los Angeles Sparks.

WNBA’s pay breakdown: Crew wage cap, supermax particulars

It is not shocking to see Cambage voice her annoyance with pay disparity.

Hammon’s reported seven-figure wage isn’t solely 4 instances what a WNBA participant on a supermax contract can earn, however it is usually practically as a lot as a complete staff’s wage cap. For the upcoming 2022 WNBA season, the league’s wage cap is ready at $1,379,200.

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Think about any coach within the NBA incomes practically simply as a lot because the staff’s wage cap? For the 2021-22 NBA season, Spurs’ Gregg Popovich is reportedly the highest-paid coach and his reported wage is sort of 10% of the staff’s wage cap for the season. 

For specifics, gamers on the WNBA’s supermax contract can earn $228,094 for the season. 


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