Birthplace: Gardena, CA
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
WNBA Seasons: 12
WNBA Championships: 2
WNBA MVP: 3
After an illustrious Hall of Fame career that included four Olympic Gold Medals, two WNBA titles and three WNBA MVP awards, Lisa Leslie has added BIG3 Coach of the Year to her list of accolades after just one season on the bench. Leslie led Triplets to a league-best 7-1 regular season record and postseason victories over 3 Headed Monsters and Killer 3s as they captured the BIG3 championship in their first season. Leslie was the second consecutive woman to win Coach of the Year after Power’s Nancy Lieberman took home the honors in 2018.
The first person to dunk in a WNBA game, Leslie is a living legend who was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015. She joined Lieberman as the only women to serve as head coach of a professional men’s team, further demonstrating the league’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.