The Samsung Summer League at Las Vegas made history over the weekend. The Spurs, led by Coach Becky Hammon, defeated the Suns 93-90 at the Thomas & Mack Center on Monday to claim the 2015 Las Vegas Summer League title.
The Spurs outlasted a talented Phoenix Suns in the title game behind a strong all-around effort from League MVP Kyle Anderson. Anderson had 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the win. His behind-the-back assist in the first half was one of the most impressive plays of the Summer League.
Treveon Graham (20 points) and Jonathan Simmons (23 points) also helped pace San Antonio’s offense in the win. Point guard Mike James, the only member of the Phoenix’s starting lineup who wasn’t a first round draft pick, led the Suns with 32 points. Simmons was named MVP of the championship game.
Hammon, a former WNBA star, became the NBA’s first female full-time assistant coach and the first female to serve as head coach in Summer League and the first full-time assistant coach in NBA history last season. Hailed for her high basketball IQ, Hammon was named to coach Gregg Popovich’s bench last season. Under her guidance, San Antonio went 6-1 in Las Vegas, shaking off an opening night loss to New York to win six straight games and capture the title.
The Spurs have worked tirelessly to not make too much of their hiring of Hammon. Popovich has said many times that she was hired because of her coaching acumen, not because the team was looking to help a woman break the glass ceiling.
"She's a firecracker. She takes no prisoners. She's got a great personality," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said last season. "She knows her stuff. She's competitive."
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