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Cleveland Cavaliers make history by hiring Cal women’s head coach as newest assistant


The Cleveland Cavaliers hired University of California women’s basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb as an assistant coach on Wednesday, making the rebuilding team the seventh in the NBA to employ a female coach, and the first to hire a female coach directly from the college ranks.

In eight years as the head coach at Cal and three before that at UC Santa Barbara, Gottlieb, 41, posted a 235-128 record. She has taken teams to eight NCAA tournaments and made one Final Four appearance in 2013, the same year she was named Pac-12 coach of the year.