Nancy Lieberman, a.k.a. Lady Magic, rules a male bastion – the basketball court

Apr 28, 2011

Known as Lady Magic for her skills on the court, Nancy Lieberman’s achievements are legendary in the world of basketball: at 18 years old she was the youngest player in Olympic history (male or female) and earned a silver medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal; she is the only woman to play in an all-male professional league; and in November of 2010 she became the first female head coach to lead an NBA or NBA Development League team. How did she manage to cross over the gender divide in this almost all-male world of NBA basketball, and is her success a sign of things to come?

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