Borrego: Hiring female coaches shows NBA trending right way
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants more women throughout the league. He's getting his wish.
In recent days, two significant moves were made, with Kristi Toliver being added to Washington's staff of assistant coaches, and Chasity Melvin getting hired as an assistant coach with Charlotte's G League affiliate in Greensboro, North Carolina.
And on Monday, two female referees were making regular-season debuts.
Chasity Melvin joins Hornets’ G League team coaching staff
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chasity Melvin has been hired by the Charlotte Hornets' G League team, the Greensboro Swarm, as an assistant coach.
She becomes the first female coach in Hornets and Swarm history.
The former North Carolina State standout was the 11th overall selection in the 1999 WNBA draft. She played 12 seasons in the WNBA and was an All-Star in 2001.
NC Sports Hall of Fame unveils 8-person class of inductees
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Current North Carolina baseball coach Mike Fox, former North Carolina State women's basketball player Chasity Melvin and former Duke basketball player Steve Vacendak are part of this year's class of inductees to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.
The eight-person group was announced Thursday and will be formally inducted May 5.