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Category: News

LOVE AND BASKETBALL

PUBLISHED January 3, 2020 | News

I was retired. I stopped playing after 7 years of stints in the WBL, WABA, USBL (Men’s Professional League), the Harlem Globetrotters and the USA Women’s National team. I had done it all. After retirement, it was about spending time with my family and doing TV work as an analyst and broadcaster. I was enjoying […]

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The Short, Wild Run of Dallas’ First Professional Women’s Basketball Team

PUBLISHED November 15, 2019 | News

The Dallas Diamonds took the floor 40 years ago, teaching the city a lot about sexism, racism, and the business of sports. Fake diamonds, fresh hairdos, and Martina Navratilova. That’s what Dallas Diamonds owner Jud Phillips was banking on to draw the crowds to the Dallas Convention Center Arena for the first home game of […]

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4 Tips For Coaching Female Athletes

PUBLISHED November 9, 2019 | News

Nearly 50 years ago, a federal civil rights bill – now known as Title IX – was signed into law as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. Also known as the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, the law stated: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, […]

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New ‘Kids & Cops Dream Court’ opens in Moore

PUBLISHED October 22, 2019 | News

Children will soon have a new place to play in Moore, thanks to a generous donation. Nancy Lieberman Charities teamed up with Toby Keith to donate a new ‘Kids & Cops Dream Court’ to the City of Moore. Organizers say the court will serve as a safe space for youth in the community to interact […]

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Officials cut the ribbon on Nancy Lieberman Charities Dream Court in McKinney

PUBLISHED October 10, 2019 | News

A group of kids waited patiently Wednesday afternoon while McKinney Parks and Recreation Director Michael Kowski introduced key contributors to the new Dream Court and newly renovated Fitzhugh Park in east McKinney. The new court came to the park courtesy of a partnership with Nancy Lieberman Charities, Sport Court, Covenant Church and the city of […]

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Basketball Legend Nancy Lieberman Isn’t Afraid Of Breaking New Ground — Even In ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue

PUBLISHED September 4, 2019 | News

f you read about the history of women in basketball, you’re going to read a lot about Nancy Lieberman. And a lot of what you read will involve the word “first”: after a childhood in New York City playing pickup basketball, an adolescence spent racking up medals at the Olympics and Pan American Games, and […]

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WNBA vet Nancy Lieberman on inspiring others at 61

PUBLISHED | News

Basketball is the greatest love story of my life. I fell in love with it at 10, and I’m still involved at 61. I’ve played on cement, I’ve played in the streets. I played in the WNBA at 39 and then came back and played in the WNBA at 50. I have eked out everything […]

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Power Coach Nancy Lieberman Talks BIG3 Playoffs, Women In Coaching, The Genius Of Ice Cube

PUBLISHED August 25, 2019 | News

Lady Magic is looking to make hoops history once again. When Nancy Lieberman takes the court in New Orleans this afternoon for Power’s BIG3 semifinal playoff game against the Killer 3’s, she will be trying to make history —  again — by becoming the first woman to win back-to-back championships as a head coach of a men’s professional team. […]

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A woman among boys

PUBLISHED August 10, 2019 | News

Nancy Lieberman made a name for herself playing basketball, but now she’s a coaching standout — in a men’s league. Nancy Lieberman was 7, lying on a sandlot football field near her house in Far Rockaway, New York, staring at the sky with her makeshift helmet split in half. The only thing keeping the cracked […]

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YOUNG3, BIG3, AND NANCY LIEBERMAN IMPROVE OKC’S COMMUNITY

PUBLISHED August 5, 2019 | News

Nancy Lieberman, Head Coach of the defending champions Power, donated yet another Dream Court. This one provided to the community of Oklahoma City, OK. The Young3 team headed to OKC to run a clinic for members of the youth at the newly refurbished court. We were proud to host 45 plus kids at Week 5’s […]

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