LESLIE TO COACH *
NEW ORLEANS, LA – Basketball Hall of Famer Lisa Leslie, three-time
WNBA MVP and a four-time Olympic gold medal winner, has signed on as head
coach of The New Orleans Gators professional basketball team. Per GMGB
policy, contract details were not disclosed. Leslie followed her career at
the University of Southern California with eight WNBA All-Star selections
and two WNBA championships over the course of eleven seasons with the Los
Team owner Percy Miller says, “Coach Leslie’s expertise, history and
knowledge of the game will create a championship atmosphere for our team.
We are excited and blessed to have her join our family, The New Orleans
no stranger to playing against guys earlier in her career. She started off
playing guys from the streets to the pros. I had a chance to experience her
hard work and competitiveness first-hand. I played her during the Summer of
my pro career. She’s smart, she knows basketball and she’s a beast on the
court. That’s the kind of spirit we need in our Gators organization.”
Lisa Leslie stated, “I’m proud to be the coach, the face of this team and
organization. I love that this league stands for equality and giving back.
Can’t wait until September 23rd so the world can witness history as we put
some of the best pro co-ed talent on the same court at one time in Las
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