Amid the craziness of NBA free agency, the Boston Celtics have added a new assistant coach to Brad Stevens’ arsenal.
The C’s are hiring former WNBA champion and Olympic gold medalist Kara Lawson, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Lawson has been a television analyst for the Washington Wizards for the past three years, in addition to working for ESPN as an analyst. According to Wojnarowski, Lawson had “contemplated several coaching opportunities” before heading to Boston.
Boston’s hiring of Lawson comes after a slew of NBA teams have added women to their coaching staff over the the past few seasons, including Becky Hammon, who serves as the assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs.
Lawson, 38, played for the University of Tennessee before heading to the WNBA where she played for the Sacramento Monarchs, Connecticut Sun and Washington Mystics.