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When will we see an NBA game where women coach both teams and see an all-female officiating crew?
by Swish Appeal
posted October 13, 2014 at 1:06pm

Women have made a number of notable strides this past summer in the NBA as coaches and officials. With that in mind, how far away are we from seeing games when we will see NBA games that are fully coached and officiated by women? In the NBA, we have se...more

Why a Woman Coach in the NBA Matters
by One Sport Voice
posted August 11, 2014 at 5:12pm

Becky Hammon, Assistant Coach San Antonio Spurs This summer an NBA team was in the news… for hiring a women to the coaching staff. During the first week of August 2014, the San Antonio Spurs made history when they hired 16-year WNBA San Antonio...more

Becky Hammon, the San Antonio Spurs, and the NBA's coaching revolution
by Swish Appeal
posted August 7, 2014 at 7:59pm

The San Antonio Spurs hire of Becky Hammon is historic on its own, but a broader trend in recent NBA coaching hires might hold promise for more women being considered for jobs in the future. The San Antonio Spurs' hire of WNBA star Becky Hammon as the ...more

WNBA star Becky Hammon becomes second female to coach in the NBA
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted August 5, 2014 at 4:11pm

San Antonio PG Becky Hammon continues to break barriers. On Tuesday, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich named her to his staff as an assistant coach. Terms weren't released but the move makes Hammon the second woman to serve as a coach during the regular-season i...more

With Clippers owner Donald Sterling banned from the NBA, is Magic Johnson a possible replacement?
by Swish Appeal
posted April 30, 2014 at 9:23pm

With the possibility of Donald Sterling being forced to sale the L.A. Clippers, NBA legend and L.A. Sparks owner Magic Johnson is reportedly interested in purchasing the franchise. NBA commissioner Adam Silver has announced today that embattled L.A. Cl...more

The Lady Trainers
by SportyEsquire
posted October 23, 2013 at 5:24pm

Earlier this week Sue Falsone announced via twitter that she was resigning from her position as the head athletic trainer (AT)* of the LA Dodgers.  In 2011, Falsone had become the first female head AT of a major league male professional team in the...more

Reach for the Summit
by Marissa Kastanek
posted September 19, 2013 at 5:56am

Coach Pat Summitt is the renowned women's basketball coach at the University of Tennessee and she has dramatically changed the game of women's basketball. Read more about her and get to know her while reading her book Reach for the Summit....more

The Transition: Nadine Domond Changes the Game of Basketball
by Marissa Kastanek
posted September 12, 2013 at 3:38pm

Nadine Domond impacted the game as a player but is changing the game as a skill developer. She has unique skill of teaching that makes the game fun and challenging to learn for all ages....more

Jason Collins Comes Out (and Leans In)
by From A Left Wing
posted April 30, 2013 at 11:00pm

NBA center Jason Collins came out in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated. People are celebrating him as the first man in a "major sport" to come out as gay. That is true only if we limit our examples to the US.Justin Fashanu was the first at...more

Wayne Tree Rollins Named Chicago Sky Assistant Coach
by stephaniemp
posted April 30, 2013 at 3:47pm

Wayne “Tree” Rollins Named Chicago Sky Assistant Coach Chicago, April 30, 2013 – ­The Chicago Sky named former NBA star Wayne “Tree” Rollins assistant coach, announced Head Coach and General Manager Pokey Chatman on Mo...more

Washington Wizards center Jason Collins comes out
by Swish Appeal
posted April 29, 2013 at 8:43pm

This is more of an extension of what Brittney Griner's coming out has. And in light of the fact that more Big Four league players may come out soon, at least now they aren't along when they do. I'm happy for Jason, and though I don't think he will be ...more

Brittney Griner to the NBA would be a difficult crossover
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted April 7, 2013 at 5:43pm

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is known for getting people to talk, whether it’s expressing animosity toward NBA officiating or backing support for the Sonics not to be relocated in 2008. Cuban’s latest gem is contemplating using his secon...more

Brittney Griner to the NBA would be a difficult crossover
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted April 7, 2013 at 10:34am

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is known for getting people to talk, whether it’s expressing animosity toward NBA officiating or backing support for the Sonics not to be relocated in 2008. Cuban’s latest gem is contemplating using his secon...more

GRINER'S NEW TEAM
by SportyEsquire
posted April 5, 2013 at 7:53pm

3,283 points. 748 blocks. 18 dunks.  3-Time AP All-American. You know her name, get to know her stats.   Brittney Griner.  Over the past four years we’ve been privileged to watch this women single-handedly dominate basketball.&...more

Brittney Griner Has a Real Shot at the NBA..Will she be a Maverick
by Draft Day Suit
posted April 4, 2013 at 9:41pm

Soon Brittney Griner could be a Maverick in more than one sense of the word. Dallas Maverick’s owner, Mark Cuban, has come out publicly and said that if Griner were the best player available on the board he would draft her. Griner has expressed int...more

The polarizing case of Brittney Griner: High praise, vocal haters and NBA possibilities
by Swish Appeal
posted April 3, 2013 at 12:54pm

You get what some would call crazy talk; just last night - a mere two days after Brittney Griner completed her college career, Mark Cuban had some interesting comments to make to ESPN. "If she is the best on the board, I will take her," Cuban said to T...more

BELOW THE RIM:Should the Rim be Lowered in Women's Basketball?
by SportyEsquire
posted March 27, 2013 at 8:38am

Several months back, the sports world, well I should say people interested in women’s sports, were all in a tizzy when the head coach of University of Connecticut’s Women’s Basketball Team, Gino Auriemma, suggested that in order to att...more

Mock NBA/WNBA Mixed 3x3 Tournament: Finalists & Our Choice For A U.S. Mixed 3x3 Senior National Team
by Swish Appeal
posted August 30, 2012 at 7:41am

The whole idea behind this mixed NBA/WNBA 3x3 tournament began with a response to the FIBA/IOC interest in adding 3-on-3 to the Olympics and the U.S. women actually winning FIBA's first-ever 3x3 tournament. While the SB Nation - NBA network weighed in ...more

Mock NBA/WNBA Mixed 3x3 Tournament: Western Conference Squads
by Swish Appeal
posted August 29, 2012 at 8:17am

We introduced our mock 3x3 tournament idea yesterday, which will coincide with SB Nation - NBA's network-wide 3 on 3 theme day coming tomorrow. Today we introduce the five Western Conference squads and ask for your input on the top team. Los Angeles Lak...more

A Mock NBA/WNBA Mixed 3 x 3 Tournament: Intro & The Eastern Conference Field
by Swish Appeal
posted August 28, 2012 at 8:22am

The SB Nation NBA team is going to continue its weekly theme days this week with each team's site selecting a three on three team, inspired by FIBA's interest in adding 3 x 3 competition. You'll see more on that across the SBN-NBA network this week, but ...more

2012 NBA Draft Day Fashion Recap
by A Glam Slam
posted June 29, 2012 at 5:16pm

After adjusting their collars, fluffing their pocket squares and straightening their ties, a new crop of NBA youngsters took take stage for the 2012 NBA Draft. Behind-the-scenes, the process of suiting up requires a draft day glam squad. Stylists were on-...more

Injuries reigning down
by They're Playing Basketball
posted June 20, 2012 at 10:35am

Last night's games:Kara Lawson lead the Sun over the Fever in overtime, 88-85. She had 22 points, including the game winner with 5.5 seconds on the clock.New York defeated Atlanta 73-60, and the Dream also lost guard Lindsey Harding, who sustained an ankl...more

Shake up in power rankings
by They're Playing Basketball
posted June 19, 2012 at 9:53am

The underdogs are shakin' the shack this week in the WNBA power rankings:1. Minnesota2. Chicago3. Indiana4. Connecticut5. Los Angeles6. San Antonio7. Seattle8. Atlanta9. Washington10. New York11. Tulsa12. PhoenixWestern and Eastern Conference Players of t...more

Tulsa Shock makes some changes
by They're Playing Basketball
posted June 19, 2012 at 9:51am

The Shock re-signed guard Amber Holt, after waiving Jene Morris yesterday. They also signed forward/center Courtney Paris, after releasing Lynetta Kizer.Shock notebook.NCAA:Arizona assistant Sue Darling is Northern Arizona's new coach.High school/recruiti...more

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