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Apr 15, 2017

Special Guest: Angela Spears, Dream Living Coach

Women Coaching in the NBA

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver told ESPN he believes there will be a female head coach in his league, and he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." Women will be officiating in the NBA as early as next season. Source:

Should Women Coach in the NBA?

  • History
    • In November 2009, Nancy Lieberman became the coach of the Texas Legends in the NBA Development League, an affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks. She is the first woman to coach a professional men's basketball team. Source: Wikipedia,
    • On August 5, 2014, Rebecca Lynn "Becky" Hammon became an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs, becoming the first female full-time assistant coach in the NBA. Source: Wikipedia,
    • In July 2015, Nancy Lieberman was hired by the Sacramento Kings as an assistant coach, becoming the second female assistant coach in NBA history.
  • Rekaya and Angela share their views.

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