Ahead of the 2021 NBA season, check out some of the WNBA legends who are serving in NBA coaching and front office roles this season.
San Antonio Spurs: Assistant Coach
Becky Hammon enters her sixth 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.
New Orleans Pelicans: Vice President of Basketball Operations & Team Development
— Swin Cash (@SwinCash) June 10, 2019
Last 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.
New Orleans Pelicans: Assistant Coach
Teresa Weatherspoon joined Cash last year as a member of the Pelicans staff. In November, Weatherspoon was promoted from Two-Way Player Development Coach to Assistant Coach.
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.
— New York Liberty (@nyliberty) November 17, 2020
Dallas Mavericks: 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.
Sacramento Kings: Player Development Assistant Coach
Enjoyed my interview with Stephanie Ready on @NBATV! Everyday that I step on the court I teach, learn, compete and connect with my guys.
Nothing better than seeing our work pay off on the court. Ready to keep pushing for the playoffs! @SacramentoKings pic.twitter.com/C0krmwy53p
— Lindsey Harding (@Lindsey_Harding) March 10, 2020
Forever thankful to the @sixers for breaking barriers and giving me the opportunity to become the first female scout & coach in franchise history. Thank you #Philly for taking me in as one of your own! pic.twitter.com/5VvjN0VTDC
— Lindsey Harding (@Lindsey_Harding) July 21, 2019
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.
Boston Celtics: Vice President, Player Development and Organizational Growth
— WNBA (@WNBA) September 17, 2019
Allison Feaster joined the Boston Celtics as the Director of Player Development in 2019 and was recently promoted to Vice President of Player Development and Organizational Growth. Feaster is no stranger to the Boston area as she graduated from Harvard as a three-time Ivy-Leauge Player of the Year.