Dallas Mavericks' assistant coach Kristi Toliver has long been one of the best players in the WNBA. The 36-year-old is a three-time All-Star and two-time champion. Toliver averages 12.0 points per game for her career and has made 38.4 percent of her threes.
Since 2018, she has been an NBA assistant coach. Toliver spent two years with the Washington Wizards before joining Jason Kidd’s staff in 2021. She has done wonders during her time in Dallas, and the 36-year-old has continued her playing career, including making two All-Star appearances and winning the title while balancing her coaching duties.
Toliver is returning to the Washington Mystics for this season. She spent three years with the team where she helped them win the title in 2019. Hopefully, coach Tolliver puts on a show and makes another run with the Mystics.
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