Kristi Toliver will miss preseason game to receive massive honor from her alma mater

Dallas Mavericks, Kristi Toliver
Dallas Mavericks, Kristi Toliver / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks hired Jason Kidd as their head coach in 2021, and he completely revamped the staff. The Hall of Fame point guard brought in a ton of new faces, including WNBA legend Kristi Toliver as an assistant coach. Toliver had two years of coaching experience with the Washington Wizards, and she is still an active WNBA player for the LA Sparks.

Toliver has done it all on the basketball court. The 35-year-old won an NCAA championship at the University of Maryland before becoming a three-time WNBA All-Star and two-time WNBA champion. The 5’7 point guard even won two EuroLeague championships from her days playing overseas.

Toliver’s accomplishments will grow on Friday night as she enters the University of Maryland’s Athletics Hall of Fame. The ceremony will force the 35-year-old assistant to miss the Mavericks preseason game against the Orlando Magic, but fans can be certain the team won’t mind.

Kristi Toliver will miss Dallas Mavericks preseason game to receive massive honor from her alma mater

Toliver is one of ten inductees in Maryland’s Hall of Fame class this year. The 5’7 point guard hit one of the biggest shots in school history as she propelled the Terrapins to their only national title in program history in 2006, and now she will go down as a Hall of Famer on Friday night.

Toliver plays a key role for the Dallas Mavericks as she offers her wealth of knowledge and winning experience to the players. The Mavs reached the conference finals last season, and Toliver was one of many that were important to the team’s success.

Kristi Toliver will not be on the bench on Friday night as she will be in Maryland to enter the University’s Athletics Hall of Fame. Expect to hear more about this incredible honor, and stay tuned for all the latest on the Dallas Mavericks.

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