Former Maryland women's basketball star Kristi Toliver will join the Washington Wizards’ staff as an assistant coach for player development, head coach Scott Brooks announced Tuesday.
Toliver, 31, is the first active WNBA player to serve on an NBA coaching staff and just the second woman ever, following current San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon.
After helping lead the Washington Mystics to the WNBA Finals, Toliver passed on playing overseas to work as a Wizards assistant during an NBA summer league game and help the coaching staff with film study and player development during training camp.
“This is the opportunity of a lifetime. When it came about, I wanted to be...