Former WNBA star and Louisiana Tech coach Teresa Weatherspoon is now the NBA’s eighth full-time female assistant coach.
Weatherspoon was promoted by new New Orleans Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy to the full-time assistant position on Monday afternoon. She had previously worked as a two-way player development coach with both the Pelicans and their G-League team. Weatherspoon is now the eighth full-time female coach in the NBA, joining Brittni Donaldson, Lindsay Gottlieb, Jenny Boucek, Becky Hammon, Sonia Raman, Lindsey Harding, and Natalie Nakase.
Van Gundy also announced that he had hired Bob Beyer, Casey Hill, and Rex Walters as assistants. He’s also picked up Corey Brewer and Beno Udrih as development coaches. “I am excited about our coaching staff,” Van Gundy said in a statement. “We have a great mix of background, experience, perspective, and expertise. I am looking forward to working with this staff to maximize the potential of our talented players.”