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New York Liberty legend Teresa Weatherspoon hired by New Orleans Pelicans

The New York Liberty's director of player and franchise development Teresa Weatherspoon has been hired by the New Orleans Pelicans, the team announced Friday. The team has added Weatherspoon to its staff as a two-way player development coach.

"As one of the most respected and inspirational players to ever play in the WNBA, Teresa has a long-standing tenure with the New York Liberty franchise as both a player and a member of the coaching staff," said the Liberty's owner Joseph Tsai. "She will always be a part of the Liberty family."

During her eight-year WNBA career, Weatherspoon appeared in 254 games with the New York Liberty and Los Angeles Sparks averaging 5.0 points, 5.3 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game.

For more info about the Pelicans hiring Weatherspoon, visit NYLiberty.com.