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Duke hiring Lawson as women's hoops coach - report

Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson will be named head coach of the Duke women’s basketball team, The Boston Globe reported Friday.

Lawson, 39, will succeed Joanne McCallie, who resigned earlier this month after 13 seasons and a 330-107 record with the Blue Devils.

A former WNBA and Olympic champion, Lawson joined the Celtics’ coaching staff in June 2019 after working as a TV analyst with ESPN and the Washington Wizards.

She played for legendary coach Pat Summitt at Tennessee, reaching three Final Fours, and spent 13 seasons as a point guard in the WNBA, last playing in 2015.

Lawson won a WNBA title with the Sacramento Monarchs in 2005 and was part of Team USA’s gold-medal-winning squad in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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