Dallas Mavericks hiring two-time WNBA champion Kristi Toliver as assistant coach, sources say

The Dallas Mavericks are hiring two-time WNBA champion Kristi Toliver as an assistant coach, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Toliver has previous NBA coaching experience. She spent parts of two seasons as an assistant on the Washington Wizards’ staff.

Thank you all for the love and support entering this new journey with the @dallasmavs. So thankful for this opportunity and can’t wait to get to work. #MAVS

— Kristi Toliver (@KristiToliver) August 20, 2021

Toliver is currently playing for the Los Angeles Sparks where she is under contract through the 2022 season. An NBA coaching job wouldn’t impact her playing career.

Toliver helped lead the Sparks to the 2016 WNBA title and was a part of the Washington Mystics’ 2019 title. She is averaging 9.5 points in 15 games for the Sparks this season.

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