First Female NBA Coach leads San Antonio Spurs to Victory at the NBA Las Vegas Summer League Championship!
I know this is Cliché, but what a man can do, a woman can …….
Becky Hammon has proven more than once that she is capable of performing well in a man’s world. The coach made history on Monday as she led the San Antonio Spurs to a NBA Las Vegas Summer League championship victory, becoming the first woman ever to do so, Huffington Post reported.
It was also reported that Hammon broke a record two weeks ago by being the first woman to serve as head coach of a NBA Summer League team.
At the initial stage of the championship, the Spurs dropped their first summer game to the Knicks, but managed to bounce back after that, Hammon said.
“It was a grind. They’ve been together about 17 days. They really started to kind of gel here these last two or three games,” she said. “They listened, and they played really hard for me. So I’m just really [appreciative of] their attentiveness and alertness and their desire to win.”
Many of Hammon’s players emphasized that they see her as a valuable voice on the bench.
“She gives another perspective on the sidelines for us. She sees some things that we don’t see,” Danny Green told NBA TV in an interview during Monday night’s game.
Jonathon Simmons, also had nice words to say, “She’s a real cool coach and she’s a player coach and that’s what guys like my age — we like that,” Simmons said on NBA TV’s “The Starters” after the game. “She’s experienced, you can’t take that away from her.”
Source: Huffignton Post