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Lieberman named Kings assistant

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Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman was hired as an assistant coach of the Sacramento Kings, joining Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Spurs as another female NBA assistant coach.

Lieberman, 57, joins George Karl’s staff in the state capital just shy of a year after Hammon was hired by the Spurs, making her the first full-time paid female NBA assistant coach.

Lieberman has worked as head coach of the Dallas Mavericks’ D-League team — leading the expansion team to the playoffs in its first season — and also most recently as an assistant general manager of the organization. She was previously head coach and general manager of the WNBA’s Detroit Shock.

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