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Acheivements & Awards

July 30, 2015 – Became second woman in history to join the coaching staff of an NBA team as Assistant Coach with the Sacramento Kings

2014-2015 – Hosted a Sirius XM NBA Weekly Radio Show

October 2012 – Debut as new Thunder Live TV analyst on FSSW

May 2012 – Recognized as One of the Top 40 Female Athletes over the last 40 Years by both ESPN and Sports Illustrated in group that influenced Title IX

November 5, 2009 – First female Head Coach for the Dallas Mavericks NBA D League Team, “Texas Legends”

1981 – 2009 – ESPN/ABC TV analyst for the NBA, WNBA and NCAA Basketball
August 13, 2008 – Inducted into the Hampton Road Hall of Fame (Virginia)

July 24, 2008 – Played for the WNBA Detroit Shock and became the oldest player in league history at age 50

1999 – 2000 – Women’s Sports Foundation president

1998 – 2000 – Coach and General Manager for the Detroit Shock of the WNBA

1999 – The Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year Award was established and is presented to the top collegiate point guard in women’s college basketball, First class inducted in to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

1997 – Played in the WNBA for the Phoenix Mercury

May 6, 1996 – Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

September 21, 1993 – First woman to be inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame

1986 – First woman to ever play in a men’s professional league with the Springfield Fame and in 1987 with the Long Island Knights of the USBL

1980 – Wade Trophy National Player of the Year winner, AIAW Division I National Championships All-Media Team, Optimist Classic All-Tournament, Broderick Cup, Young American of Boys Scouts of America, Norfolk Sports Club Athlete of the Year, Street & Smith pre-season Player of the Year, 1st Team All-State, MVP Player of the Year, MVP Virginia State Tournament, Kodak All-American, Kodak All-Region

1979 – Wade Trophy National Player of the Year winner, Norfolk Sports Club Athlete of the Year, Street & Smith pre-season Player of the Year, 1st Team All-State, National Scouting Association All-American, Best Defensive Player Detroit Coca-Cola Classic, Captain and Silver medalist at the Pan-Am Games in Puerto Rico, Jewish Athlete of the Year, Member of Jones Cup Team, MVP Player of the Year, ODU Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year, Kodak All-American, Kodak All-Region, MVP Virginia State Tournament, Gold medalist at World Championship in Seoul, Korea

1978 – Basketball Weekly All-American (first team), Street & Smith pre-season Player of the Year, 1st Team All-State, MVP Player of the Year, MVP Virginia State Tournament, Kodak All-American, Kodak All-Region, National Women’s Invitational All-American, ODU Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year

1977 – ODU Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year, National Women’s Invitational All-American, Kodak All-Region, Member of Junior National Team

1976 – At 18, became the youngest player in Olympic history to win a medal, by earning a silver medal for the US Women’s Olympic Basketball Team in Montreal

1975 – Gold medalist at World Championship in Seoul, Korea, Gold medalist at the Pan-Am Games