The first Nancy Lieberman appearance on the competitive basketball scene was also the time she established herself as one of the top women’s basketball players in the country. She proved this by earning one of only 12 slots on the USA’s National Team in 1974. The following year, Lieberman was selected to compete in the World Championships and Pan American Games, where she brought home a gold medal in 1975 and a silver in 1979. She was only 17 when she was named to the 1976 USA Women’s Olympic Basketball Team, making her the youngest basketball player in Olympic history to win a medal as the US placed second.
From a brilliant high school career, Lieberman went to attend college where she led her school’s team to two consecutive AIAW National Championship titles in 1979 and 1980, and one WNIT Championship title in 1978. She was the first two-time winner of the prestigious Wade Trophy, and was selected as the winner of the Broderick Award for basketball as the top women’s player in America. Lieberman also won three consecutive Kodak All-America awards and, in 1980, was one of six young adults to win the Young American Award from the Boy Scouts of America. Lieberman dropped out of college to pursue a professional career in basketball. She played for several teams and leagues, including the Dallas Diamonds of the WBL, then in a men’s league called the US Basketball League, and also with the Washington Generals.
In 1996, she was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999.
**Nancy Lieberman Speaker**
Some of the notable Nancy Lieberman speaker experiences include providing commentary for ABC, ESPN, NBC, and NBA-TV, and serving as a full-time analyst with ESPN for men’s and women’s college basketball and both NBA and WNBA development leagues. She also hosts and coaches basketball camps for girls and boys, as well as contributes to the Dallas Morning News, the New York Times, and USA Today. Lieberman has also authored several books and videotapes, most of which are “how-to” advice to young female basketball players. In 1998, she was hired as General Manager and Head Coach of the Detroit Shock, a team she coached for three seasons.
**Nancy Lieberman Appearance**
The basketball legend’s involvement in commentary programs led to several Nancy Lieberman appearances on television and special events, and even to the Nancy Lieberman Award. This award is given annually to the best female point guard in NCAA Division I basketball. Lieberman always stresses the importance of sportsmanship, self-esteem, and discipline. It is important that your audience learn these valuable qualities as well, and a Nancy Lieberman appearance can offer these lessons.
**Nancy Lieberman Endorsement**
Off the court and beyond the broadcasting booth, Nancy Lieberman works with several charities and foundations including the Special Olympics and the Jimmy V. Foundation. She is also the local chairperson for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s “Race for the Cure,” a support group for breast cancer victims. With her excellent athletic career and selfless dedication to charity, a Nancy Lieberman endorsement will bring these same qualities to your company and its services. Contact TSE Speakers now if you’re interested in a Nancy Lieberman endorsement and we will arrange negotiations with her agent on your company’s behalf.
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