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The #BossWomen in Coaching and Front Office Roles This NBA Season

Ahead of the 2020 NBA season, check out some of the WNBA legends and current players who are serving in NBA coaching and front office roles this season.

Kristi Toliver

Washington Wizards: Assistant Coach

Kristi Toliver Washingotn Wizards Assistant Coach

Two-time WNBA Champion Kristi Toliver is embarking on her second season with Washington. At the culmination of the Mystics’ 2018 season, Toliver joined the Wizards in an Assistant Coach/Player Development role. Still a member of the Mystics, Toliver is the first-ever active WNBA player to work as an NBA assistant coach.

Becky Hammon

San Antonio Spurs: Assistant Coach

Becky Hammon San Antonio Spurs Assistant Coach

Becky Hammon enters her fifth season as the San Antonio Spurs’ Assistant Coach. Hammon joined the Spurs in 2014, becoming the first full-time female assistant in the NBA. The WNBA legend served as the head coach of the Spurs’ Las Vegas Summer League in 2015 and guided the team to the Summer League Championship. In addition, Hammon also served as the summer league head coach in 2016 and 2019.

Swin Cash

New Orleans Pelicans: Vice President of Basketball Operations and Team Development

This summer, Swin Cash joined the New Orleans Pelicans as the Vice President of Basketball Operations and Team Development. Cash retired from the WNBA in 2016 and assumed the first-ever Director of Franchise Development for the New York Liberty in early 2017.

Teresa Weatherspoon

New Orleans Pelicans: Two-Way Player Development Coach

Teresa Weatherspoon joins fellow WNBA legend Swin Cash as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans for the 2020 season. Like Cash, Weatherspoon previously served in the Liberty’s front office as Director of Player and Franchise Development. Most recently, Weatherspoon was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the class of 2019.

Kara Lawson

Boston Celtics: Assistant Coach

Kristi Toliver Washingotn Wizards Assistant Coach

A WNBA champion and All-Star, Kara Lawson was hired as an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics in June of 2019. Before becoming an assistant coach, Lawson played more than a decade in the WNBA and joined the broadcast booth in 2007, where she became the first woman to work as a nationwide broadcast analyst for an NBA game.

Jenny Boucek

Dallas Mavericks: Assistant Coach

Kristi Toliver Washingotn Wizards Assistant Coach

A two-time WNBA Champion as a head coach, Jenny Boucek became the first female assistant coach in Dallas Mavericks’ history when she joined the coaching staff in 2018. Prior to joining the Mavericks, Boucek played in the WNBA during its inaugural season in 1997 and coached in the league from 1999-2017.

Lindsey Harding

Sacramento Kings: Assistant and Player Development Coach

After her nine-year WNBA career, Harding joined the Sixers in 2018, becoming the first-ever female pro personnel scout and coach in history. In July 2019, Lindsey Harding became an assistant and player development coach for the Sacramento Kings.

Niele Ivey

Memphis Grizzlies: Assistant Coach

Niele Ivey made history in Memphis as she became the Grizzlies’ first female assistant coach. Prior to moving to Memphis, Ivey served as the assistant coach for 12 seasons at her alma mater, Notre Dame.

Allison Feaster

Boston Celtics: Director of Player Development and Personal Growth

Joining Kara Lawson in Boston, Allison Feaster will serve as the Celtics’ Director of Player Development this season. Feaster is no stranger to the Boston area as she graduated from Harvard as a three-time Ivy-Leauge Player of the Year.

Kaayla Chones

Minnesota Timberwolves: Director of Player Program

WNBA veteran Kaayla Chones will serve as the Timberwolves’ Director of Player Program. Chones assists players off the court with needs such as relocation and integration into the community.

Lisa Willis

Westchester Knicks: Assistant Coach

WNBA veteran Lisa Willis made history when she joined the Knicks. Willis became the first female coach in Knicks’ franchise history. At the beginning of the 2019-2020 NBA G League season, Willis was named an assistant coach for the New York Knicks.