Nancy Lieberman-Cline Inducted in 1993

Player Inducted in 1993
Nancy Liberman-Cline Nancy Lieberman-Cline, Inducted into the NYC Hall of Fame in 1993
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Nancy Ilizabeth Lieberman-Cline, nicknamed "Lady Magic", is currently a broadcaster for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA) as well as the head coach of Power, a team in the BIG3 which she led to its 2018 Championship. Lieberman is regarded as one of the greatest figures in American women's basketball. In 2000, she was inducted into the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame. Lieberman is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, the St. Louis Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

Lieberman-Cline attended Far Rockaway High School in Queens, NY  where she became one of the top women's basketball players in the country by earning one of the 12 coveted slots on the USA's National Team. In 1975, while still in her teens, Lieberman was named to the USA Team designated to play in the World Championships and Pan American Games, where the team won a gold medal. During the school year, she played for her high school team, but in the summer, played with an Amateur Athletic Union team in Harlem, the New York Chuckles. Professional she played for Dallas Diamonds (1980-1981, 1984), Springfield Fame (1986), Long Island Knights (1987), and  Phoenix Mercury (1997).

As a coach, she coached the Detriot Shock (1998-2000), Texas Legends (2009-2011), and Sacramento Kings assistant (2015-2018). Career highlights WABA champion (1984), WABA Most Valuable Player (1984), WBL Rookie of the Year (1981), 2× Honda Sports Award for basketball (1979, 1980), and Honda-Broderick Cup for all sports (1979).