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Matt Bonner earned his second NBA championship with the Spurs.

Monday June 16, 2014Gator Great Matt Bonner Wins NBA Championship With San Antonio

Gainesville, Fla.

Matt Bonner earned his second NBA championship with the Spurs.

Gators in the NBA now have 11 league championships to their name after Matt Bonner's San Antonio Spurs clinched the 2014 NBA Finals on Sunday night. Nine of those 11 championships have been won by players coached at UF by Billy Donovan.

This year's championship marks the fourth straight year at least one Gator has been on the NBA's top team, and UF players have won a total of six NBA rings over the past four seasons. Udonis Haslem and Mike Miller earned a pair of titles with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013, and Corey Brewer earned a ring with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011.

Bonner now has two NBA championships, also winning as part of the 2007 Spurs, becoming the fourth Gator to win multiple titles, joining Haslem's three and two each for Miller and Vernon Maxwell (Houston Rockets).

It also marks the fifth NBA title with the Spurs for former Gator assistant coach R.C. Buford, including four as San Antonio's general manager. Buford has been in the Spurs organization since being hired as a scout in 1994 after helping UF to its first Final Four.

NBA Champion Gators
Matt Bonner, San Antonio - 2007, 2014
Corey Brewer, Dallas - 2011
Udonis Haslem, Miami - 2006, 2012, 2013
Vernon Maxwell, Houston - 1994, 1995
Mike Miller, Miami - 2012, 2013
Jason Williams, Miami - 2006

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