Stephanie Ready to Become 1st Full-Time Female Analyst in NBA History

August 27th, 2015 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

Stephanie Ready is set to pave another new path as she becomes the first female to hold a full-time game analyst position with an NBA team. She will work alongside Eric Collins and Dell Curry for the Charlotte Hornets on Fox Sports Southeast after previously serving as the team's sideline reporter.

Cory McCartney of Fox Sports Carolinas reports Ready, who broke ground by becoming the first female coach of a men's professional league team in 2001 with the NBDL's Greenville Groove, is reaching her ultimate TV goal.

"This is actually the reason I got into television in the first place," Ready said. "I always wanted to be a game analyst. I have a passion for the game of basketball and being a coach you teach the game and you learn how to explain the game to people who may not understand it. I thought being a game analyst on television would be perfect, because that's what you get to do."

Along with coaching in the NBDL, the Maryland native served as one of the first female assistant coaches in Division I college basketball at Coppin State. The report notes she also attained the role of full-time recruiting assistant, another f ...

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