List of female NBA coaches

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The list of female NBA coaches includes all women coaches who have been assistant and/or head coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA).


Note: These lists are correct through the start of the 2019–20 season.

Yrs Number of seasons coached in the NBA
* Denotes head or assistant coach who is still active in the NBA

List of assistant coaches[edit]

Assistant Coach Nationality[A] Career[B] Yrs Notes Ref.
Jenny Boucek*  United States 2017–present 3 [1]
Lisa Boyer  United States 20012002 1 First woman to hold a coaching position in NBA history. [2][3]
Lindsay Gottlieb*  United States 2019–present 1 First women's college coach recruited to an NBA staff. [4]
Becky Hammon*  Russia
 United States
2014–present 6 First female full-time assistant coach in NBA history. [5]
Kara Lawson*  United States 2019–present 1 [6]
Nancy Lieberman  United States 20152017 2 [7]
Natalie Nakase*  United States 2018–present 2 [8]
Karen Stack Umlauf*  United States 2018–present 2 [9]

See also[edit]


  • A Nationality indicates a coach's representative nationality.
  • B Career in the NBA


  1. ^ "Sacramento Kings hire full-time female coach". Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Lisa Boyer Title Associate Head Coach". Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Lisa Boyer promoted to associate head coach". Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Cavs hire Cal's Lindsay Gottlieb as assistant coach". Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Becky Hammon Was Born to Coach". Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Celtics hire Kara Lawson to be assistant coach". Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Kings Announce Coaching Staff". Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Natalie Nakase On Her New NBA Coaching Job". Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Karen Umlauf Profile". Retrieved 23 June 2019.