Sixers Hire Former WNBA Star Lindsey Harding As Full-Time Scout

The Sixers have hired Lindsey Harding as a full-time scout for the 2018/19 season, Ramona Shelburne of reports. Harding was one of the best women’s basketball players in Duke history and was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in 2007.

“I think when you have this goal in mind, your gender shouldn’t even matter,” Harding said about landing the position. “It should be about if you can do it, if you’re good, you’re experienced, if you know what you’re doing and what you’re talking about.”

Harding spent last season in the NBA’s Basketball Operations Associates Program, She interviewed with several NBA teams with an eye on a role that would allow her to get exposure to the front office.

“I would love to be in the front office and really understand how to put a team together,” she said. “I still love being on the floor and having the opportunity to coach. But I really just wanted to get my foot in the door.”

Harding is the second former WNBA player to be hired in a full-time scouting role, as Jenny Boucek, who is now a Mavericks assistant coach, performed advanced scouting work for the SuperSonics in 2006.

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