Hammon, Spurs take Las Vegas Summer League championship

Posted at 2:55 PM, Jul 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-22 16:00:50-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The NBA's first female summer league head coach has led her team to the title.

Becky Hammon coached the San Antonio Spurs to a 93-90 victory over the Phoenix Suns in the Las Vegas Summer League championship on Monday night.

Jonathon Simmons scored 23 for San Antonio and took home MVP honors. Treveon Graham added 22 points.

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.

Hammon says the reason for her success was simple. She says "they listened and played hard for me."

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