Paid as Much As an Intern, She Coaches In the N.B.A.
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 tow...