Lisa Willis is the First Female Coach in New York Knicks’ History

Retired WNBA player, Lisa Camille Willis became the first woman to every become an assistant coach for the Westchester Knicks – a G League team franchise of the NBA’s New York Knicks.

She’s definitely a winner and will be an incredible addition to the Westchester Knicks franchise. Let’s talk about her impressive career in the basketball. She had a basketball scholarship to UCLA, became a all-time 3-point shooter and leader in steals in college.

She went on to win PAC12 Defensive Player of the Year, PAC12 Tournament MVP and even a gold medal as a member on the USA women’s basketball team. She was the 5th overall pick in the WNBA draft in 2006 and even became a 3-point leader for the Los Angeles Sparks, New York Liberty and the Sacramento Monarchs.

Unfortunately, her career ended after she tore 3 of the 4 ligaments in her knee in 2019. She says the biggest leadership skill she’s gained from being an elite athlete is resilience; so she always talks about it.

Her career as a NBA coach has just begun!

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