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GARY WASHBURN

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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