LOS ANGELES -- Olympic gold medalist and WNBA star DeLisha
Milton-Jones was named as an assistant of the American Basketball
Association's Los Angeles Stars on Monday, becoming the third woman
to coach a men's professional basketball team.
Milton-Jones' husband, Roland Jones, is a backup point guard
with the Stars, a first-year team that plays its home games in
suburban Woodland Hills.
The Stars' roster also includes Cedric Ceballos, winner of the
NBA's dunk contest in 1992 and a former starter for the Phoenix
Suns and Los Angeles Lakers.
Milton-Jones, 30, was a member of the U.S. women's team that won
a gold medal in the 2000 Olympics. She has played six seasons with
the Los Angeles Sparks and was a WNBA All-Star in 2000.
The other women who have coached men's teams are Ashley
McElhiney, the coach of the ABA's Nashville Rhythm, and Stephanie
Ready, who became an assistant with the Greenville Groove of the
NBA Development League in 2001.