Kings hire WNBA’s Lindsey Harding as assistant coach
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have hired former WNBA player Lindsey Harding as an assistant and player development coach on Luke Walton’s staff.
The team also hired Stacey Augmon and Rico Hines on Friday.
Harding played nine years in the WNBA before working as a pro personnel scout and then player development coach for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Kings coach Luke Walton on @Lindsey_Harding “Lindsey is a rising star and I’m so excited to have her join our incredibly experienced team of coaches. Her basketball IQ and proven success on the court will be a valuable addition to our growing team.”— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 19, 2019
She becomes the latest woman to serve as a coach in the NBA, joining others like Boston’s Kara Lawson, San Antonio’s Becky Hammon, Dallas’ Jenny Boucek and Cleveland’s Lindsay Gottlieb.
The Kings have a history of hiring female coaches, notably Nancy Lieberman and Boucek.