The San Antonio Spurs are your 2015 NBA Summer League champs.
Assistant coach Becky Hammon is now both the first female to coach a summer league squad, and the first to win the whole thing.
The Spurs took down the Phoenix Suns 93-90 in Monday night’s title game.
Per the AP:
“It was a grind,” Hammon said. “They’ve been together for 17 days. They really started to jell the last two or three games. They listened and they played really hard for me. I just really appreciate their attentiveness and alertness. They were tired but they fought through.” […] The Spurs participated in both the Orlando and Las Vegas summer leagues, but Hammon served as the head coach only in the higher profile Vegas event.
Jonathon Simmons scored 23 points and took home MVP honors for the championship game. Treveon Graham added 22 points for the Spurs. […] “It’s amazing. It was a humbling experience,” Simmons told NBATV of playing for Hammon. “For all of us. I really love her and I’ve only known her a couple days. She’s a real cool coach. She’s a player coach. That’s something we all like.”
Last year the Spurs made Hammon the first female full-time assistant coach in league history. Earlier this summer they told her she would lead the team in Las Vegas. […] “She’s a firecracker, she takes no prisoners, she’s got a great personality,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said during a visit to Minnesota in the regular season. “She knows her stuff. She’s competitive.”