Natalie Nakase coaches in men's league
TOKYO -- Natalie Nakase knows there's more to her job than winning games. The American is the first female coach in Japan's professional men's basketball league.
Nakase was hired by the Saitama Broncos last November after the previous American coach was fired for a violation of his contract.
Nakase's appointment was considered something of a breakthrough in Japan. The 31-year-old Los Angeles native says she's happy to give women encouragement to take on new roles.
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