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Hall Of Famer Lieberman Speaks To Student-Athletes

PUBLISHED October 13, 2014 | News, Sports

Spider student-athletes were given a rare opportunity to listen and learn from basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman, who presented her “Winning Edge is You” speech as part of the Student-Athlete Leadership Lecture series, held in the Robins School of Business at Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium. Ms. Lieberman, a two-time Olympian, three-time All-American, two-time collegiate […]

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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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