Philanthropist & Dallas Power Head Basketball Coach,
Hall of Fame point guard, Nancy Lieberman has no holes in her resume. The legendary WNBA player known as “Lady Magic,” she became the first woman to coach an NBA team and currently serves as the assistant coach of the Sacramento Kings. Beloved for her charisma, pioneering spirit, and admirable work ethic, she remains unquestionably one of the most influential and respected figures in sports.
Drawn to her New York City public school’s basketball court from early childhood, Nancy earned one of 12 coveted spots on the USA’s Women’s National Basketball Team, a silver medal in the World Championships, and a gold medal at the Pan American games – all before she turned 20. During her time at Old Dominion University, the Dallas Diamonds, the Washington Generals, and the Phoenix Mercury, she broke record after record, amassing a loyal fan base.
Upon becoming coach of the Texas Legends, an affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks, Nancy made history as the first female coach of an NBA team. She led the Legends to the playoffs in their first season as an expansion team. Since 2015 she’s been the assistant coach of the Sacramento Kings.
Nancy is a highly dedicated service leader. The founder of Nancy Lieberman Charities, she funds and personally coaches basketball camps and clinics across the country for disadvantaged youth and girls. Recently she has organized the construction of basketball courts nationwide to provide children from vulnerable populations a safe place to play.