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ESPN: Kara Lawson hired as Boston Celtics assistant coach

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Grant Williams isn’t the only Tennessee addition made by the Boston Celtics this offseason.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday afternoon that former Lady Vols star and ESPN commentator Kara Lawson has been hired by the Celtics as an assistant coach.

Lawson, who played at Tennessee from 1999-2003, spent 12 years in the WNBA, winning a title in 2005 and earning All-Star honors in 2007 before transitioning to the broadcast booth at ESPN.

She helped Team USA win gold in the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing and gold in the World University Games in Beijing in 2001.

In the WNBA, Lawson played for the Sacramento Monarchs (2003-09), Connecticut Sun (2010-13) and Washington Mystics (2014-15).

With the Celtics, she’ll coach alongside Brad Stevens, Boston’s head coach since 2013, after he was hired away from Butler after a six-year stint with the Bulldogs.

Boston selected Williams with the 22nd overall pick in the first round of last week’s NBA Draft, one of three Tennessee selections that had their names called. Admiral Schofield went 42nd overall to the Washington Wizards and Jordan Bone was picked at No. 57 overall, landing with the Detroit Pistons.

Tennessee fired Lady Vols head coach Holly Warlick on March 27 and Lawson was a name mentioned by many as a candidate before athletic director Phillip Fulmer ultimately hired Kellie Harper.

Lawson isn't alone as a female being hired to coach with an NBA franchise.

Nancy Lieberman was hired in 2009 to be the head coach of the Texas Legends, an NBA Developmental League team, the Los Angeles Clippers hired Natalie Nakase as assistant video analyst and Becky Hammon has been successful in her role as assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs.

 

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