34 minutes | Aug 30, 2020

Number 10 EXTRA

Legendary #10 Nancy Lieberman stops in to critique our Hall of Fame list. We also talk about her friendships with  Ali, Kobe, LeBron and Clyde, when a woman will finally become an NBA head coach, her thoughts on Zion's future and we cast an all-female version of Space Jam with Nancy leading the charge. Our GuestIt’s hard to understate the impact Nancy Lieberman has had on the game of basketball. A true pioneer as a player, coach and broadcaster, she’s a 2X National Champion in college, an Olympic medalist and WNBA veteran as both a player and a coach. She was the first female in history to be a head coach in a men’s professional league, she’s also been an assistant with the Sacramento Kings and won a championship as a head coach in the Big 3. She’s now a broadcaster with the New Orleans Pelicans. And if there’s a Hall of Fame, she’s in it. That includes the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame among many others.She earned the nickname “Lady Magic” by honing her game at New York’s legendary Rucker Park and wore #10 in honor of Knicks legend Walt Frazier.0:24 – “Rudy, we have something special today. What is it?”Although we hit the #10 with Ron Cey, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk with a basketball legend – Nancy Lieberman joins us for our #10 Extra Episode!1:37 – “There were two guys not mentioned who probably should’ve been.”Tom and Rudy kick off a bit of a Numbers News roundtable, finally giving props to Ron Santo and Chris Chambliss as well as exploring #0 in college football and previewing our upcoming NFL Special.9:01 – “It’s good to be on the show.”Nancy Lieberman joins us and immediately takes issue with our selection of Fran Tarkenton as the all-time #10. She mentions how she demanded #10 from Jerry West when signing to play on the Lakers’ Summer League team (coached by Pat Riley). Meeting her hero Walt Frazier14:50 – “That’s what I did to my son, TJ. That’s why he won’t talk to me today.”Nancy shares the secret to becoming a baller. Her friendships with the likes of Kobe, LeBron, Muhammad Ali. Being fearless and women ultimately getting opportunities to be head coaches in the NBA.22:07 – “With the future of mankind in the balance . . .”Nancy picks her starting 5 for an all-female version of Space Jam where she is the head coach. Look out Monstars, you’re facing Lisa Leslie, Cheryl Miller, Diana Taurasi, Chamique Holdsclaw and Anne Meyers.23:55 – “You have seen just a little snippet of what he can do.”As a Pelicans broadcaster Nancy sees superstar Zion Williamson up close and personal. She gives us her take on his very bright future in the NBA. She also shares her thoughts on the Suns, Mavericks, Luka and more.27:13 – “You know what, I really need to be a nicer person.” Nancy talks about Nancy Lieberman Charities and the importance of giving back, her time with Muhammad Ali and her thoughts on the future.Please rate and review Puttin’ Up Numbers and tell your friends to listen. We do appreciate it.
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