She and the Aces beat out the Connecticut Sun, 3-1, in the WNBA Finals, winning game four, 78-71, in Connecticut.
Hammon is a publicly out coach who had been an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs from 2014 to 2022. She has made many firsts as a female coach, particularly with the Spurs in the NBA. In winning this WNBA title she becomes the first person to win the championship as a player and a head coach.
Sun coach Curt Miller had been hoping to be the first publicly out gay man to win a professional championship as a head coach; The Sun also had the most publicly out LGBT players in the WNBA this season.
The Aces also have at least two publicly out LGBT athletes on their championship roster: Chelse Gray and Riquna Williams.