WNBA Great Teresa Weatherspoon to Make Mark in NBA – HERO Sports

New York LibertyTeresa Weatherspoon coaches up Kia Nurse with the New York Liberty.

Published on September 30, 2019 at 4:45 PM EDT

Updated on September 30, 2019 at 6:26 PM EDT

Former WNBA great and recent Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, Teresa Weatherspoon, will join the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans staff as announced late last week.

News broke via ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski, aka a "Woj Bomb," as Weatherspoon became the newest addition of female roles within the NBA.

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The Pelicans now have a woman in key roles across the board within the organization as Weatherspoon joins another former Liberty great Swin Cash, who was hired earlier this summer as Vice President of Operations and Player Development. The Pelican's are also owned by Gayle Benson

Weatherspoon was hired alongside AJ Diggs. The two were brought on board to serve as support for the franchise's younger players and to assist with the Erie Bayhawks, anNBA G League squad.

As a graduate of Louisiana Tech, Weatherspoon led her team to a national championship in 1988. She then went on to play professionally overseas as well as being one of the original members of the WNBA which began in the summer of 1997. She was originally drafted by the New York Liberty and played in the league for eight seasons.

Most recently, Weatherspoon spent the last five seasons as Director of Player and Franchise Development for the New York Liberty. Prior to that, she was the head coach for her alma mater where she led Louisiana Tech to a 99-71 record in six seasons which featured two NCAA tournament appearances.

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