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Is the NBA ready for first female coach?

Women on NBA sidelines are no longer abnormal. So it’s easy to mistake Natalie Nakase for an assistant trainer or perhaps a strength coach.

That wasn’t the case at the Las Vegas Summer League. The 34-year-old Clippers’ assistant video coordinator got bumped up to assistant coach for the team’s summer league entry, a major step in her quest to become the NBA’s first female head coach.

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