For finishing top of their respective conferences, the NBA G League has recognized the Wisconsin Herd and Salt Lake City Stars. As a way of honoring their achievements, the G League will donate $10,000 to a community organization of each team’s choosing.
The Herd have selected the National Urban League, while Salt Lake City selected Represent Justice to receive the donation.
G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim spoke about both team’s achievements throughout the 2019-20 campaign:
“The Wisconsin Herd and Salt Lake City Stars are exceptional organizations and well-deserving of this recognition,.. both teams played with purpose throughout the season to earn their spots at the top of the NBA G League.”
Topping the Eastern Conference, the Herd finished with a G League-best record of 33-10. Under Head Coach Chase Buford, they led the league in net rating and sat third in defensive rating.
In the Western Conference, the Stars finished with a 30-12 record, under Head Coach Martin Schiller. The team won the 2019 MGM Resorts NBA G League Winter Showcase. In addition, through November 15 to December 27, Salt Lake City won 14 consecutive games. Which is tied as the second-longest single-season winning streak in G League history.
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