Cal HC Lindsay Gottlieb Hired as Cavaliers Assistant Coach
California head coach Lindsay Gottlieb instructs her team in the first half of a first round women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Waco, Texas, Saturday March 23, 2019.(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have hired University of California head women’s basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb as an assistant under new head coach John Beilein.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the hire.

Wojnarowski noted that it marks the first time an NBA team has hired a college women’s basketball head coach to be part of its staff.

The 41-year-old Gottlieb has led Cal to the NCAA tournament seven times in her eight seasons as head coach, including one Final Four appearance.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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