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Teresa Weatherspoon promoted to assistant coach of the New Orleans Pelicans

Teresa WeatherspoonTeresa Weatherspoon will have a lot to contribute to the Pelicans | Jayne Kamin-Oncea / .

The New Orleans Pelicans announced Teresa Weatherspoon as their new assistant coach on the Stan Van Gundy staff heading into next season.

In this way, Weatherspoon becomes the eighth full-time assistant coach in the NBA.

The women’s basketball legend comes from serving in the New Orleans organization as a development coach and split her time between the Pelicans and the team’s G League affiliate in Pennsylvania.

Weatherspoon places her name alongside Brittni Donaldson of the Toronto Raptors, Lindsay Gottlieb of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Jenny Boucek of the Dallas Mavericks, Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Spurs and Sonia Raman of the Memphis Grizzlies as the female assistants in the NBA.

Lindsey Harding of the Sacramento Kings and Natalie Nakase of the Los Angeles Clippers serve as full-time assistant player development coaches with their respective franchises.

The Pelicans will also bring in a pair of former NBA players, Corey Brewer and Beno Udrih, to join as player development coaches on the team starting next season.