Nancy Lieberman to coach team in BIG3 league

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Nancy Lieberman to coach team in BIG3 league
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 this season in the BIG3.

The league announced Wednesday that 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.

Drexler called Lieberman “one of the sharpest basketball minds,” adding that “her experience and basketball acumen will stand out in the BIG3.”

Lieberman was a three-time All-American and two-time U.S. Olympian as a player. She was a head coach for the Dallas Mavericks’ minor league affiliate and also in the WNBA, and was an assistant for the Sacramento Kings.

Co-founded by entertainer Ice Cube, the league returns this summer for its second season. He says that “Nancy’s a winner and I expect her to win in this league.”

Power finished fourth out of eight teams last season.