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Kristi Toliver, an N.B.A. Assistant Who’s Paid Like an Intern

Dec 31, 2018 - The New York Times

For Kristi Toliver, walking onto the court at the Staples Center in Los Angeles earlier this season was both a familiar and entirely new experience.

Certainly, Toliver knew the terrain well. She spent seven seasons in Los Angeles as a point guard with the W.N.B.A.’s Sparks, leading them to the 2016 title before signing with the Washington Mystics as a free agent.

But in her current role, as an assistant coach with the N.B.A.’s Wizards, the hardwood felt different as she strode to...