Former Russian Olympian and current Las Vegas Aces head coach Becky Hammon has called on the Kremlin to allow Brittney Griner safe passage back to the United States.
The eight-time WNBA All-Star was sentenced to nine years in a Russian penal colony Thursday after being convicted of drug possession and smuggling.
In addition to time behind bars, Griner was also fined 1 million rubles, which equates to approximately $16,700.
‘It’s something that obviously hits super close to home for me and so I just ask the Russian government to do the right thing,’ Hammon told Reuters on Tuesday.
Griner has been detained in Russia since arriving at Moscow Airport on February 17, 2022
‘It’s never too late to do the right thing. We’re asking for leniency. We’re asking for grace. And we’re asking…