Stephanie Ready has roamed the NBA sidelines for years, gathering insightful info for NBA fans in Charlotte for over a decade. The Coppin State alum is set to break new ground in broadcasting as she will be the first woman to be a full-time game analyst in the NBA, the Hornets announced on Thursday.
Congrats to @StephanieReady who will become the 1st full-time female @NBA game analyst! More: http://t.co/QHKfxaerXo
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) August 27, 2015
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsReady will join Eric Collins and Dell Curry as part of the three-person telecast for Hornets games.
“I’ve had a love affair with the game of basketball for as long as I can remember, both as a player and a coach. I’m honored and excited to be able to share my passion for this sport with our audience,” said Ready. “FOX Sports and the Hornets have always taken pride in being innovative and forward-thinking. I’m extremely proud to be a part of history.”
Ready, who played volleyball and basketball at Coppin, was already in the history books. Before coming Charlotte, she joined Fang Mitchell’s staff at her alma mater, becoming the first woman to become a full-time recruiting assistant for a Division I men’s basketball team. She also made history by becoming the first woman to coach in a men’s professional league as she was an assistant in the NBA D-League with the Greenville Groove.