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Category: News

Basketball legend urges help for kids

PUBLISHED October 10, 2014 | News, Sports

Her dear friend Del Harris promised that Nancy Lieberman’s appearance at this year’s Smart Futures Dinner for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County would be memorable for anyone fortunate enough to hear the basketball Hall of Famer speak. It is doubtful that anyone at Thursday night’s annual event at the Richard Jeffers Unit […]

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‘Fire’ to ‘Magic’

PUBLISHED October 7, 2014 | News, Sports

Rucker Park is where Lady Magic got her start. Nancy Lieberman’s basketball roots can be traced to that famed court in Harlem, where a 12-year-old from Far Rockaway would change trains in Penn Station, get off at the 155th street stop after a near hour trip and walk right into Rucker Park. “These guys would […]

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What It’s Like for a Woman to Coach Men’s Professional Basketball

PUBLISHED August 7, 2014 | News, Sports

Advice to Becky Hammon from the first female to coach a professional men’s team In the NBA, there are head coaches, assistant coaches, strength coaches, player-development coaches, conditioning coaches, mind coaches and many others. Until this week, they all had one thing in common: they were men. Why not a female coach? Women have a […]

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Female Mavs Legend Talks Hiring Of Spurs Female Coach

PUBLISHED August 5, 2014 | News, Sports

NORTH TEXAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – On a basketball court in Frisco, Nancy Lieberman doesn’t see boys and girls. She sees only players. After the San Antonio Spurs made the announcement that Becky Hammon will be the first paid female assistant coach in NBA history, Lieberman said she’s starting to feel the same about coaching staffs. […]

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Q&A With Nancy Lieberman

PUBLISHED June 20, 2014 | News, Sports

ScoreBoardTX sat down recently with Basketball Hall-of-Famer and local sports icon Nancy Lieberman to talk LeBron, the Spurs, the Mavs, Dirk and her upcoming basketball camps for kids. Lieberman’s resume reads like a no other’s – two-time Olympian, three-time All American, two-time collegiate national champion, two-time National Player of the Year at Old Dominion University, […]

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Nancy Lieberman Foundation lands a slam dunk with Dream Ball

PUBLISHED April 18, 2014 | News, Sports

More than 400 people, including many celebrity athletes and coaches, attended the third annual Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital Dream Ball in support of the Nancy Lieberman Foundation at the Omni Dallasdowntown. They don’t call her “Lady Magic” for nothing: It just so happens that one of the greatest figures in all […]

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ODU legend Lieberman wants to coach in NBA

PUBLISHED February 4, 2014 | News, Sports

Before giving a speech at Washington and Lee on Monday night, Nancy Lieberman signed a few autographs for admiring members of the W&L women’s basketball team. “Four hundred years ago, I was a point guard,” she joked. Lieberman signed “HOF” next to her name. “Do you know what ‘HOF’ means?” she asked them. Lieberman, 55, […]

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Nancy Lieberman honored for contributions to women’s basketball

PUBLISHED December 4, 2013 | News, Sports

ATLANTA — Nancy Lieberman, a Hall of Famer and pioneer in the basketball world, was selected as the 2014 Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Women’s College Basketball award winner, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced on Wednesday. First given in 1993 to Margaret Wade, the Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Women’s Basketball Award is presented annually to individuals whose […]

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NANCY LIEBERMAN: LIVING THE DREAM

PUBLISHED November 12, 2013 | News, Sports

New York, November 12, 2013  Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman dreamed of becoming the best basketball player in the world as a young New Yorker, honing her skills and love of the game on the court at P.S. 104 in Brooklyn. And this past weekend Lieberman was in Long Beach, New York […]

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Billy Crystal, Hall of Famer and WNBA Star Nancy Lieberman, with WorldVentures Foundation Show Dedication to Rebuilding Long Beach Community in Special Opening Ceremony One Year Post Hurricane Sandy

PUBLISHED November 10, 2013 | News, Sports

LONG BEACH, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — At a beachside park where he grew up playing sports as a kid, actor and comedian Billy Crystal today cut the ribbon on two new DreamCourt basketball courts to replace the basketball court destroyed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy one year ago.  Joined by Hall of Fame basketball […]

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