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Philadelphia 76ers Hire Lindsey Harding

The Philadelphia 76ers have made another move this summer, and the newest addition will be directly affecting what goes on in the game. Duke graduate and former WNBA player, Lindsey Harding is heading to Philadelphia to assist the Sixers this season.

Harding was a part of Duke’s basketball program before heading on to the WNBA. There she played for the Lynx, Mystics, Dream, Sparks, Liberty and Mercury. The first overall pick in the 2007 draft played in the league for 10 seasons and even spent a few seasons in Turkish and Russian leagues. When it comes to basketball, Lindsey is a seasoned veteran who could greatly assist any basketball team with her experience and overall knowledge of the game.

Harding has now joined the Sixers in hopes to aid the young team towards a championship. Harding also has said she feels her gender does not need to play a role in the equation, but rather on what she does as a scout. That being said, Harding is still only one of two former WNBA players to be offered a full-time scouting position, the other being Mavs assistant coach, Jenny Boucek. Harding’s belief system could surely paint the path for more women of the WBNA and women, in general, to be offered positions in the NBA.

Harding wants to aid the Sixers to become a powerhouse in the East. She always has enjoyed the front office aspect of basketball and believes that’s where she belongs. Harding’s knowledge and eye for the game will help her greatly in proving a lot of doubters wrong. Harding, as well as a few other women, are going to help create a new norm in the NBA. Her hard work and drive to succeed will rub off on others and inspire many to pursue the opportunity that she has.

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