Making Historical past: Cal ladies's basketball Coach Lindsay Gottlieb accepts teaching job with Cleveland Cavaliers

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BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) — Lindsay Gottlieb says she’s able to take a leap of religion, to go the place few ladies have gone earlier than.

“The chance to be within the NBA is a lifelong dream, extra so, to hitch a company with a imaginative and prescient that included me,” mentioned Gottlieb.

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Gottlieb leaves a profitable profession as Ladies’s Basketball Coach at Cal, for an assistant teaching job with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

An Historic rent for the NBA, as the primary collegiate ladies’s head coach to be recruited.

A indisputable fact that is not misplaced on Gottlieb.

“Lots of people texted me at this time, to say my daughter will develop as much as see a girl on the bench of the NBA considering that is regular, as a result of it’s,” Gottlieb added.

At present, Becky Hammon assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs and former WNBA participant Is the one different girl with a training title within the NBA.

Professor Maria Veri is an an professional on sport and cultural research at San Francisco State. She helps coach Gottlieb’s transfer to the NBA, and believes it holds a lot potential.

“I hope different groups within the league will take discover, and can start thinking about ladies for teaching positions,” mentioned Veri.

Gottlieb says she plans to start out her new place immediately at summer time coaching leagues.

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