When Kristi Toliver was announced as an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards, it was another milestone achievement of a WNBA player breaking into the men’s ranks along with Nancy Lieberman, Becky Hammon, and Sue Bird among others.
That accomplishment also received the eye of the office of Washington, D.C.’s mayor – Muriel Bowser. At the Washington Women of Excellence Awards, Toliver was presented with the First Female Groundbreaker Award.
To be in this room with the Mayor and these powerful women, these women who have been doing their thing, to be part of that is unbelievable.
–Kristi Toliver (per NBC Sports Washington)
— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) March 6, 2019
Huge week for KT, we’re lucky to have her! https://t.co/eNfZdbgRHs
— Eric Thibault (@ET_hoops) March 6, 2019
Toliver first got the job with the Wizards in October of 2018.