June 12th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

In a landmark appointment for the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers are hiring University of California-Berkeley women’s coach Lindsay Gottlieb to be an assistant coach on John Beilein’s staff, league sources told ESPN. Gottlieb, a Final Four and seven-time NCAA tournament head coach for the Golden Bears, is the first women’s collegiate head coach recruited to an NBA staff. Sources said Gottlieb, 41, will sign a four-year contract and is expected to play a prominent role in support of Beilein and associate head coach JB Bickerstaff. Commissioner Adam Silver has been determined for the league to welcome more women’s coaches into its ranks, and Gottlieb’s stature and coaching credentials are unprecedented among women’s coaches in the NBA. -Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN. Read More.

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