Adam Silver raises the bar when it comes to female coaches in men’s professional sports. As part of the NBA’s partnership with LeanIn.org to promote gender equality, Silver spoke with ESPN.com’s Ohm Youngmisuk candidly about the future of women in the league. In addition to taking steps toward increasing the number of females “in the pipeline” for both coaching and officiating jobs, the commissioner didn’t mince words when asked about the potential of a woman head coach.
Here are five plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 119-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center on Tuesday night that are worth revisiting...1. The Wizards' win over the Lakers meant a lot, as it captured their first division
When Pau Gasol was languishing in Memphis early in his career, when he was winning championships in Los Angeles and certainly when he was on a two-year layover in Chicago, there was always the feeling that he would be the perfect fit for the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs have long had a reputation for favoring versatile, playmaking international players, and Gasol's name belongs near the very top when discussing the most impactful Europeans to come to the NBA. In their first season together, Gasol has been everything the Spurs expected, and more.