Natasha Cloud expresses interest in becoming a coach after she retires

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At a young 28 years of age, Natasha Cloud still has a few more years of basketball play in her before she puts away her WNBA jersey away for good.

What could the future hold for Cloud when her sneakers have made contact with hardwood for the last time? At a recent event with Jameer Nelson at their alma mater of St. Joe’s, she hinted at the possibility that she may want to try her hand at trading the player’s headband for a coach’s whistle.

I don’t necessarily think that college basketball always does things the right way, especially with vulnerable 18- to 23-year-old men and women. So, I want to do things the right way. I want to share my love and passion for the game and help build and mold those young athletes.

–Natasha Cloud at St. Joe’s (NBC Sports Philadelphia)

Cloud would bring a championship pedigree with her to the coaching ranks after winning a WNBA championship last season with the Washington Mystics.

Our country’s youth has become a particular interest to Cloud, not only for developing them into leaders on the court, but leaders away from hoops as well. Addressing gun laws has been a particular interest to Cloud.

It’s not just a southeast D.C. problem, it’s not just a D.C. problem, it’s a country-wide problem.

–Natasha Cloud at St. Joe’s (NBC Sports Philadelphia)

I think they’re the change that needs to happen, so we need to protect them at all costs.

–Natasha Cloud at St. Joe’s (NBC Sports Philadelphia)

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