The Boston Celtics have added WNBA and Olympic champion Kara Lawson to their coaching staff as an assistant, according to ESPN.
Lawson was an ESPN analyst, and also has been a television analyst for the Washington Wizards for the past three seasons.
She has contemplated multiple coaching opportunities in recent years. Lawson will be joining a blossoming group of women's coaches in the NBA. Other notable hires include San Antonio's Becky Hammon, Dallas' Jenny Boucek and Cleveland's Lindsay Gottlieb.
As a former Tennessee player under the legendary Pat Summit, Lawson brings a pethora of basketball knowledge. During her tenure at Tennessee, she reached the Final Four three times. She played 12 seasons in the WNBA and was a member of the U.S. Olympic team that won a gold medal in the 2008 Beijing games.
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