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Basketball's double standard

Updated: May 17, 2014, 2:53 PM ET
By Kate Fagan | espnW.com

As a general rule, women don't pursue jobs coaching men.

There have been a few exceptions over the years (see: Nancy Lieberman and Bernadette Locke Mattox), but it's such a rarity that when it happens in a major sport, it becomes big news. Such was the case last week when Helena Costa was hired as head coach of Clermont Foot, a professional men's soccer club in France's Ligue 2. The 36-year-old native of Portugal becomes the first woman to lead a team in one of the ...

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