Lindsey Harding

Lindsey Harding enters her second season as the head coach of the Stockton Kings. In 2023, she became the first Black woman head coach in G League history. In her first season, Harding led the team to the best record in the G League during the 2023-24 season, going 24-10 overall. Behind Harding, Stockton led the Western Conference, clinching the No. 1 overall seed in the program’s third playoff appearance in Stockton history. Under her leadership, the Kings led the NBA G League in three-point field goal percentage (38.3%) and finished third in field goal percentage (48.5%). On April 2, 2024, Harding was named the 2023-24 NBA G League Coach of the Year, the first woman and woman of color to earn the honor.

During Harding’s four-season stint with Sacramento (2019-23) as an assistant coach and player development coach, she was appointed as head coach of the South Sudan Women’s Senior National Team, which participated in the FIBA AfroBasket qualifier, becoming the country’s first team to enter a women’s tournament in 2021. With over 15 years of coaching and playing professionally, she previously served as a player development coach for the Philadelphia 76ers. In addition, Harding worked as the NBA’s first African American female pro personnel scout for Philadelphia (2018-19) following a nine-year career in the WNBA.
The Houston, Texas native played in 270 career WNBA games (210 starts) during her nine seasons in the league. She also played internationally in Turkey, Lithuania, Russia and participated in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games as an integral part of the Belarus women’s national basketball team. Harding was selected first overall in the 2007 WNBA Draft after playing for Duke from 2002-07 where she earned the 2007 Naismith College Player of the Year Award, had her No. 10 retired and was enshrined into the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018, becoming the third women’s basketball student-athlete to be inducted. Harding is also the head coach of the Mexican women’s national team.