422: Nancy Lieberman
The First Woman to Be the Head Coach of a Men’s Professional Sports Team
Born: 1 July 1958, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
Nancy was the first in any men’s professional sport.
As of 2018 she is the Coach of the BIG3 Team Power. BIG3 Is a Men's Three on Three Basketball League.
She previously was a player in the Women’s Professional Basketball League and the Women's National Basketball Association, and was the first woman to ever try out for an NBA Team. She later became the first woman to compete in a Globetrotters World Tour. Nancy made history again when she played a single game after turning fifty.
Nancy was also a broadcaster for ESPN and ABC.
She is also an Olympic Silver Medalist (1976) and was a Gold Medalist in the USA World Basketball Championship, competing there in 1979.
Her nickname is Lady Magic and in 1996 she was entered into the Basketball Hall of Fame.