Kings hire WNBA's Lindsey Harding as assistant coach

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 10: Assistant coach Lindsey Harding of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on prior to the game against the Chicago Bulls at the Wells Fargo Center on April 10, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 10: Assistant coach Lindsey Harding of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on prior to the game against the Chicago Bulls at the Wells Fargo Center on April 10, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The Sacramento Kings have hired former WNBA player Lindsey Harding as an assistant and player development coach on Luke Walton's staff.

The team also hired Stacey Augmon and Rico Hines on Friday.

Harding played nine years in the WNBA before working as a pro personnel scout and then player development coach for the Philadelphia 76ers. She becomes the latest woman to serve as a coach in the NBA, joining others like Boston's Kara Lawson, San Antonio's Becky Hammon, Dallas' Jenny Boucek and Cleveland's Lindsay Gottlieb.

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The Kings have a history of hiring female coaches, notably Nancy Lieberman and Boucek.

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