Congrats to Becky Hammon on becoming the first woman to win a NBA Summer League Championship. Her San Antonio Spurs came back from a 10 point deficit to beat the Phoenix Suns 93-90 on Monday.
“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.”
Jonathan Simmons scored a team-high 23 and was named MVP of the game. After the game, he also had some kind words for his coach.
“It’s amazing. It was a humbling experience for all of us,” Simmons told NBATV of playing for Hammon. “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.”
Summer League MVP Kyle Anderson contributed 15 points and connected with Simmons on this nice oop.