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Lindsey Harding        

Assistant Coach of the Sacramento Kings; Olympian & Former WNBA Player

Lindsey Harding enters her third season with the Kings as an assistant coach/player development coach. During 2021, Harding was appointed as head coach of the South Sudan Women’s Senior National Team, which participated in the FIBA AfroBasket qualifier, becoming the country’s first team to enter a women’s tournament. She has brought to Sacramento over a decade of basketball experience at the professional level as a player and coach, most recently serving as a player development coach for the Philadelphia 76ers. Prior to her promotion, Harding worked as the NBA’s first African American female pro personnel scout for Philadelphia (2018-19) following a nine-year career in the WNBA.

The Houston, Texas native played for Minnesota (2007-08), Washington (2009-10), Atlanta (2011-12), Los Angeles (2013-14), New York (2016) and Phoenix (2016). She also played internationally in Turkey, Lithuania, Russia and participated in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games as an integral part of the Belarus women’s national basketball team. Harding was selected first overall in the 2007 WNBA Draft after playing for Duke from 2002-07 where she earned the 2007 Naismith College Player of the Year award, had her No. 10 retired and was enshrined into the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018, becoming the third women’s basketball student-athlete to be inducted.

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