Cavaliers To Hire Lindsay Gottlieb As Assistant Coach

Paola Ditto
Giugno 13, 2019

The Cleveland Cavaliers have added to their 2019-20 coaching staff and made history in the process, announcing Lindsay Gottlieb as a new assistant - the first head coach of women's collegiate basketball to be successfully recruited by the NBA. While she's not the first female assistant in the world's pre-eminent men's league, she's the first to make the jump from head college coach to a pro bench. She also led Cal to seven overall NCAA tournament appearances, which included the program's first-ever Elite Eight and Final Four appearances in 2013.

The Cleveland Cavaliers made some serious shockwaves with their surprise hire of John Beilein, stealing him away from a decade's worth of program-building at MI to lead their team into a new era. "I'm looking forward to merging all of her years of experience and vision for the game with our current and future coaching staff".

Altman, who persuaded Beilein to leave MI after 12 seasons, is excited about what Gottlieb brings to a young Cavaliers team that endured two coaching changes since October.

"I knew this was an organization I wanted to be a part of and a team I wanted to dedicate myself to", said Gottlieb, who went 179-89 at Cal.

"I'm a transplanted Cal fan since I've had two kids there", Kerr said. What a great opportunity and a great hire by the Cavaliers. "She's a wonderful person and a hell of a coach".

Altman had been interested in pursuing a high-level women's college coach as part of the team's new staff.

ESPN reported that Gottlieb "is expected to have a level of staff prominence comparable to only two female coaching peers in the NBA": Hammon and former Sacramento Kings assistant Nancy Lieberman.

Altman says Gottlieb "brings a depth of basketball knowledge, leadership, perspective and approach to her craft that will fit very well with our team and staff alike". "We're fortunate that she was willing to leave her role as head coach at such a solid and successful program at Cal", said Koby Altman, Cavs general manager.

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