Las Vegas Aces assistant coach Natalie Nakase made history on Sunday by becoming the first Asian American coach to win a WNBA title.
Hold Aces First championship title in franchise history with a 78-71 win over the Connecticut Sun in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals.
Nakase, former assistant coach of the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA; Join the Aces by head coach Becky Hammon’s coaching staff in February.
The 42-year-old Japanese American played college basketball as a point guard for the University of California, Los Angeles, averaging 4.9 points and 3.7 assists per game as a three-year starter.
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In the year In 2005, Nakase became the first Asian American player in the National Women’s Basketball League (NWBL). In the year In 2007, a hamstring injury forced her to decide. Attend training With the dream of becoming a coach in the NBA.
Before becoming the first female coach in Japan’s top men’s league, Nakase served as head coach of the women’s team in Germany.
In the year In 2012, she joined the Clippers as a video coordinator and eventually became an assistant coach for their NBA G League development team five years later. Then she became a player development. Assistant coach She stayed with the team until joining the Clippers in 2018 and the Aces in February.
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Hammon, a longtime San Antonio Spurs assistant coach, made history on Sunday. First beginner coach To win a title in her first season as a head coach in WNBA history
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