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For ex-WNBA chief Donna Orender, NBA breakthrough for women a show of respect

08/15/2014
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As a former WNBA president who played in what is considered the first U.S. professional basketball league for women, Donna Orender has been eager for a trailblazing female to join the National Basketball Association in a prominent role.

So she was plenty pleased last week when the world champion San Antonio Spurs hired Becky Hammon, a point guard with the WNBA’s Stars of the Texas city, as a paid assistant coach – a first in NBA history.

Donna Orender says she was “always waiting” for a woman to be hired for a prominent role in the NBA.

Shoe Bigwig Stuart Weitzman Gifts $1 Million To Maccabi USA

02/22/2013

Shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, a former member of the U.S. Maccabiah Games table tennis team, donated $1 million to Maccabi USA.

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