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George Karl considering Nancy Lieberman as Kings assistant

34th Annual Salute To Women In Sports Awards - Reception

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Former WNBA player Nancy Lieberman onstage at the 34th annual Salute to Women In Sports Awards at Cipriani, Wall Street on October 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for the Women’s Sports Foundation)

Michael Loccisano

The Spurs made history by hiring Becky Hammon as an assistant coach last summer.

She could soon have company in the female assistant-coaching ranks.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

Sacramento coach George Karl could try to add one assistant to the Kings staff for the balance of this season – perhaps Philadelphia’s Vance Walberg – but he’s already started to formulate possibilities for next season and beyond.

Among them, Karl plans to consider the assistant-coaching candidacy of Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Lieberman has not only coached in the WNBA, she coached the Mavericks’ D-League affiliate. So, she has experience with the men’s game, which is quite different stylistically.

There are a lot of coaches with résumés that qualify them for consideration for Karl’s staff. Lieberman is one of them.