She did it.
Becky Hammon, the first female head coach of an NBA summer league team, led the San Antonio Spurs to a 93-90 victory over the Phoenix Suns to claim the summer league title at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center Monday.
While the Spurs competed in both Las Vegas and Orlando, Hammon only coached the team in Vegas.
Under Hammon, the Spurs went 5-1.
Although Hammon is a woman, the Spurs’ franchise made it clear that her gender is irrelevant and that she is a great coach.
“I don’t know if her perspective is unique. It’s women instead of men, but it’s the same game,” Spur’s head coach Greg Popovich said according to ESPN.com. “Becky knows what to do on a pick-and-roll just as much as what Tony Parker knows, so I don’t think it’s unique at all.”
This title added to an already nicely-decorated offseason for the Spurs. Kyle Anderson, a Spurs forward and the No. 30 pick in the 2014 NBA daft, was named summer league MVP on Sunday.
Anderson is just one new kid on the block. Factor in NBA veteran Tim Duncan alongside sharpshooter Kawhi Leonard, point guard Tony Parker and newcomer LaMarcus Aldrige and you have a nearly unstoppable team.
This will not be the last great performance from Hammon and the Spurs this year.
This will be a monstrous season for the franchise.