Nancy Lieberman Becomes Second Female Assistant Coach In the NBA
It looks like Becky Hammon won't be the only female assistant coach in the NBA.
Valde Divac, vice president of basketball operations for the Sacramento Kings, offered Nancy Lieberman the position of an assistant coach which she accepted. Lieberman also spent time as an assistant during the Kings' Summer League team in July, reported USA today.
The team's newest assistant coach is no stranger to being a trailblazer in sports. She's a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, and the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame. During the 1976 Montreal Olympics, she became a silver medalist in the first-ever Women's Olympic Basketball Team Competition. As far as coaching goes, Lieberman coached the WNBA and the NBA D-League's Texas Legends.
While speaking to USA Today about her exciting new position with the Kings, she said this: "I was born to teach. I was born to do this. I love coaching. I love teaching. I love making people better. I love being part of a team and giving players a reason to come to work every day and become better. I want to inspire people to get the best out of them, and I want to win. I'm wired to win. That's in my DNA."
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