New Sacramento Kings assistant Nancy Lieberman recalls a conversation with Pat Riley a couple of years back when she explained to the Miami Heat executive how much she wanted to keep coaching at basketball’s highest level. “When I said to him, ‘You know, I really would like to coach,’ and he said, ‘You would?’ and he goes, ‘Nancy, if you want something you have to tell people what you want,’ ” she said. “I didn’t want to be that pushy broad. I just normally assumed: ‘Well, I’m Nancy, I’ve been around the game my whole life, they should know this. They should have a crystal ball and know what I want. … The most important thing is that I started to share what my aspirations were – ‘I’d like to do this.’ ” The Hall of Famer was hired by the Kings on Friday. – AP
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