Today on The Tidal League Podcast we are joined by Lindsey Harding, professional basketball coach and former player who serves as player development coach of the Sacramento Kings. Larger than life, Lindsey’s story is exciting and entertaining. As the NBA’s first African American female pro personnel scout, she is a trailblazer.
From her days as a player, her exceptional career at Duke University, and being drafted first overall by the Phoenix Mercury in 2007, to her 10-year career in the WNBA while playing overseas in the off-season and the impact of coaches on her life, we get into it all.
We talk about the evolution of elite athletes using their voice and their platform to impact change, her relationship with Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri and Giants of Africa, her work as Head Coach of South Sudan’s women’s basketball team, how she’s defined being a woman in a field dominated by men, and what it was like to meet Barack and Michelle Obama.