Girls are persevering with to interrupt into the NBA’s teaching ranks.
The Kings are hiring former Duke and WNBA star Lindsey Harding as an assistant coach, the crew introduced Friday. She most lately labored as a participant growth coach for the 76ers in 2018-19.
The Kings additionally introduced the addition of former UNLV and NBA participant Stacey Augmon and former Warriors assistant Rico Hines.
Harding is simply the newest addition to a rising listing of girls climbing the NBA teaching ladder. It consists of Boston’s Kara Lawson, San Antonio’s Becky Hammon, Dallas’ Jenny Boucek, Cleveland’s Lindsay Gottlieb and others.
Sacramento has made some large modifications in its management this yr, because it employed Luke Walton as its new head coach in April after firing Dave Joerger.
Walton had solely good issues to say in regards to the Kings’ acquisition of Harding.
“Lindsey is a rising star and I’m so excited to have her join our incredibly experienced team of coaches,” Walton stated. “Her basketball IQ and proven success on the court will be a valuable addition to our growing team.”
The Kings had been higher than many anticipated them to be in 2018-19 and completed ninth within the Western Convention with 39 wins. They tallied simply 27 wins in 2017-18.
Sacramento’s new workers could have its palms full subsequent season although, as their division rivals the Lakers and Clippers have added stars this offseason. They’re going to nonetheless have to fret in regards to the Warriors and Rockets as nicely.