History will be made tonight when the Frisco-based Texas Legends, the NBA Development League team co-owned by Dallas Mavericks president Donnie Nelson, open their inaugural season with head coach and Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman on the bench.
Lieberman, 52, is set to become the first woman to coach a professional men’s basketball team when the Legends play the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. The game tips at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on Versus.
The Legends play their first three games on the road. They play at Idaho Friday and Saturday before making their home debut at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco at 7 p.m. Tuesday.