The female coaching community in the NBA continues to grow.
Lindsey Harding has been added to the Sacramento Kings' staff as assistant coach/player development, the team announced Friday.
Harding has over a decade of experience at the professional level both as a coach and a player. She comes from the Philadelphia 76ers, where she has worked as a player development coach since April. Before her promotion, she worked as the NBA's first African American female professional scout for the 76ers. She spent nine seasons in the WNBA after being drafted in 2007 from Duke. In her career playing in the association, Harding averaged 9.8 points and 2.9 rebounds per game across 270 career games and six teams.
Harding most recently worked for the @sixers in player development. She joins a growing group of female coaches on NBA benches this season, including Boston’s Kara Lawson, San Antonio's Becky Hammon, Dallas' Jenny Boucek and Cleveland's Lindsay Gottlieb.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 19, 2019
She also went international, playing in Turkey, Lithuania and Russia as well as participating in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games as a part of the Belarus women's national basketball team.
At Duke, Harding was a star. She earned the 2007 Naismith College Player of the Year Award and had her No. 10 jersey retired. She was also inducted into the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018, becoming just the third women's basketball student-athlete to receive the honor.
The Kings also added Stacey Augmon as assistant coach/player development and Rico Hines as a player development coach to Luke Walton's staff.