In the past few months, we’ve seen a paradigm shift in male team sports. Women have broken into the professional coaching ranks and there is no end in sight. This is a good thing.
The Sacramento Kings are expected to hire basketball mainstay Nancy Leiberman as an assistant coach. Leiberman has been around the game before most of the younger players in the league were born, so her acumen isn’t a question.
The Kings are expected to hire Nancy Lieberman, the 1996 Hall of Fame inductee and assistant general manager of the Dallas Mavericks’ D-League team, as an assistant coach.
“Definitely I’m going to offer her a job,” Kings vice president Vlade Divac said Thursday. “George (Karl) and I talked about bringing her back after she helped us at Summer League (in Las Vegas). She was terrific. She brings a different dimension. I think this is a nice opportunity for her.”
Lieberman said Thursday she will accept the offer. Divac said he expects to make an announcement next week.