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Celtics’ Grant Williams congratulates Kara Lawson on Duke job

Celtics’ Grant Williams congratulates Kara Lawson on Duke job



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Boston Celtics rookie Grant Williams offered his gratitude to fellow Tennessee Volunteers alum Kara Lawson after she was named the head coach of the Duke Blue Devils women’s basketball team.

Lawson on Saturday was officially named the head coach of the Blue Devils, becoming the first Black head coach in program history. She joined the Celtics prior to the start of this season and served as an assistant coach under Brad Stevens.

Lawson played four years at Tennessee under head coach Pat Summitt from 1999-2003 before she was drafted by the Sacramento Monarchs. She eventually played in the WNBA for 12 seasons and won a gold medal in the 2008 Olympic Games with the United States.

Lawson finalized her interviews with Duke on Friday prior to being named the head coach. Though she will enter the position at Duke as a first-time head coach, many believe she was a prime candidate for the job given her previous playing career and experience.

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