List of female NBA coaches

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The list of female NBA coaches includes all women coaches who have been assistant and/or head coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

List

Note: These lists are correct through the start of the 2019–20 season.

Yrs Number of seasons coached in the NBA
* Denotes head or assistant coach who is still active in the NBA

List of assistant coaches

Assistant Coach Nationality[A] Career[B] Yrs Notes Ref.
Jenny Boucek*  United States 2017–present 3 Assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks. Previously player development coach for the Sacramento Kings. [1]
Lisa Boyer  United States 20012002 1 Assistant for the Cleveland Cavaliers. First woman to hold a coaching position in NBA history. [2][3]
Brittni Donaldson  United States 20192020 1 Assistant coach for the Raptors 905. Previously Assistant coach for Toronto Raptors in 2019-20 season [4]
Lindsay Gottlieb*  United States 2019–present 1 Assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers. First women's college coach recruited to an NBA staff. [5]
Becky Hammon*  Russia
 United States
2014–present 6 Assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs. First female full-time assistant coach in any of North America's major professional leagues. Head Coach of 2015 Las Vegas NBA Summer League championship team. First Women to serve as the Head Coach in an NBA game while the Spurs were playing the Lakers on December 30, 2020. [6]
Lindsey Harding*  United States 2019–present 1 Assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings. [7]
Niele Ivey  United States 2019–2020 1 Previously Assistant coach for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2019-20 season [8]
Kara Lawson  United States 20192020 1 Former assistant coach for the Boston Celtics. Currently head coach for the Duke Blue Devils women's basketball team. [9][10]
Nancy Lieberman  United States 20152017 2 Assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings. First woman to coach a professional men's basketball team, the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League (2010–2011). [11]
Natalie Nakase  United States 20182020 2 Assistant coach with Agua Caliente Clippers. Previously Assistant coach with the Los Angeles Clippers. First woman to sit on the bench as an assistant coach in the NBA, during the 2014 Summer League. [12]
Sonia Raman*  United States 2020–present 1 Assistant coach for the Memphis Grizzlies. [1]
Kristi Toliver*  United States 2018–present 2 Assistant coach with the Washington Wizards. [13]
Karen Stack Umlauf  United States 20182020 2 Assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls, previously the Bulls' senior director of basketball operations. [14]
Teresa Weatherspoon*  United States 2019–present 1 Assistant coach for the New Orleans Pelicans. [15]

See also

Notes

  • A Nationality indicates a coach's representative nationality.
  • B Career in the NBA

References

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29861779/memphis-grizzlies-hire-mit-women-coach-sonia-raman-assistant-coach

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  2. ^ "Lisa Boyer Title Associate Head Coach". gamecocksonline.com. Retrieved 23 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Lisa Boyer promoted to associate head coach". thestate.com. Retrieved 23 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "How Brittni Donaldson became the NBA's youngest assistant coach". USA Today. 18 September 2019. Retrieved 8 November 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Cavs hire Cal's Lindsay Gottlieb as assistant coach". nba.com. Retrieved 23 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Becky Hammon Was Born to Coach". espn.com. Retrieved 23 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Sixers assistant coach Lindsey Harding is a 'rising star' in the NBA". The Undefeated. 18 April 2019. Retrieved 8 November 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Grizzlies hire Niele Ivey, NBA's ninth female coach". USA Today. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Celtics hire Kara Lawson to be assistant coach". espn.com. Retrieved 18 July 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Chase, Brandon. "Kara Lawson accepts head women's basketball coach position at Duke". Boston.com. The Boston Globe. Retrieved 11 September 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Kings Announce Coaching Staff". nba.com. Retrieved 23 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Natalie Nakase On Her New NBA Coaching Job". clipsnation.com. Retrieved 23 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Kristi Toliver, an N.B.A. Assistant Who's Paid Like an Intern". The New York Times. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 8 November 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Karen Umlauf Profile". realgm.com. Retrieved 23 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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