Teresa Weatherspoon promoted to New Orleans Pelicans assistant coach

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With the New Orleans Pelicans set to begin a new era under a new coach in Stan Van Gundy, it was to surely come with a reset for the coaching staff.

That reset will include the promotion of Teresa Weatherspoon, who played all but one season of her WNBA career with the New York Liberty, to a full-time coaching position.

She previously split time between the Pels and the team’s Pennsylvania-based G-League team. She will now be an assistant under Van Gundy in the Crescent City.

Her ascent within the Pelicans puts her in a similar role occupied by several women who are also assistant coaches with their teams – most notably, Becky Hammon, an assistant coach under Gregg Popovich with the San Antonio Spurs.

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