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Natalie Nakase

LA Clippers
Assistant Video Coordinator

Natalie Nakase currently sits amongst the Clippers coaching staff as an assistant video coordinator. This comes after a playing career in which Natalie was a three-year starter at point guard for UCLA, where she was honorable mention All Pac-10. That was followed by a stint as the first ever Asian American to play in the National Women’s Basketball League. Natalie also played professionally in Germany before a knee injury transitioned her to her now-budding coaching career. Before coming to the NBA, Natalie was the first female head coach in Japanese men’s professional basketball. Natalie is regarded as a pioneer among NBA female assistant coaches and is the first ever Asian American female assistant coach in the NBA.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, July 27

4:00pm EDT