Nancy Lieberman to coach team in BIG3 league
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 22, 2018 07:44 AM
FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2015, file photo, Sacramento Kings assistant coach Nancy Lieberman talks with guard Rajon Rondo during NBA basketball practice in Sacramento, Calif. Lieberman, a Hall of Famer, will coach a team this season in the BIG3, the league announced Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Lieberman, one of women's basketball's star players who has gone on to coach in the NBA, WNBA and NBA Development League, will lead Power. She replaces Clyde Drexler, who recently accepted a job as commissioner of the 3-on-3 league of former NBA players. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman will coach a team in the BIG3 this season.
Lieberman, a former basketball star who has coached in the NBA, WNBA and NBA Development League, will lead the Power team, the league announced Wednesday. She replaces Clyde Drexler, who recently accepted a job as commissioner of the 3-on-3 league of former NBA players.
“Nancy is one of the sharpest basketball minds and also one of the most competitive,” Drexler said. “Her experience and basketball acumen will stand out in the BIG3, which is filled with star players and coaches.”
Lieberman was a three-time All-American at Old Dominion and a member of the silver medal-winning team at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. She was a head coach in the WNBA and the Dallas Mavericks’ minor league affiliate, plus an assistant for the Sacramento Kings.
“It’s an honor and privilege for me to be a part of the BIG3 and its vision,” Lieberman said. “We have former NBA players and Hall of Fame coaches who still love the game, have a deep respect for the competition, and a passion to play competitive basketball. It’s in our DNA.”
Co-founded by entertainer Ice Cube, the league returns this summer for its second season. The half-court league played in 10 cities, and the Power finished fourth out of eight teams.
“Nancy’s a winner, and I expect her to win in this league,” Cube said.
The season kicks off June 22 at the Toyota Center in Houston.