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Kara Lawson

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Women's Basketball Head Coach, Duke; Former Assistant Coach of the Boston Celtics & Basketball Analyst at ESPN

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Kara Lawson Biography

WNBA and Olympic Champion Kara Lawson was named Duke University’s fifth head women’s basketball coach on July 11, 2020.

Lawson, a 2003 Tennessee graduate, brings her decorated basketball career, both on and off the court, to the Blue Devils after spending the 2020 season as an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics. Lawson was the Celtics’ first female coach in the franchise’s 73-year history. Prior to becoming Duke’s head coach, she helped Boston to an impressive 43-21 record. Lawson is also a founding board member of the Boston Celtics United for Social Justice.

Before joining the Celtics, Lawson had an outstanding broadcasting career that spanned over 17 years including stops with the Washington Wizards and ESPN. She spent two years as the primary television analyst for the Wizards while also broadcasting games for ESPN Radio. Coinciding with her exceptional playing career, Lawson served as an ESPN analyst for men’s and women’s college basketball and the NBA as well as an analyst for NBC Olympics. On January 12, 2007, she became the first female analyst for a nationally televised NBA game.

Serving as head coach for the US 3x3 Women’s National Team, Lawson led Team USA to a gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The first-place finish represented a historic milestone as it was the first time 3x3 was contested at the Olympics. As a reward for her leadership, Lawson was named as the first-ever 3x3 USA Basketball Coach of the Year. Lawson is no stranger to success on the world stage, as she has accumulated 10 gold medals as a player and coach. A 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in Beijing as a player, Lawson is one of three women in Olympic basketball history to win gold as both a player and a coach. Most recently, Lawson served as an assistant coach for the 2022 USA Basketball Women's National Team who won gold at the 2022 FIBA Women's World Cup in Sydney, Australia.

Beyond her prolific coaching resume, Lawson played 13 seasons in the WNBA, suiting up with the Sacramento Monarchs, Connecticut Sun, and the Washington Mystics from 2003-2015. Highlights of her storied career include a championship with the Monarchs in 2005 and an All-Star appearance in 2007. Lawson was the No. 5 overall selection by the Detroit Shock in the 2003 WNBA Draft.

A four-time All-Conference selection and two-time All-America choice at Tennessee, Lawson played for the legendary Pat Summitt and led the Lady Vols to three NCAA Final Four appearances during her collegiate career. She currently ranks third all-time at Tennessee in 3-point field goals made (256), second in 3-point field goal percentage (.415) and also ranks third in career free throw percentage (.847). A standout in the classroom as well as on the court, Lawson was a 2003 CoSIDA/Verizon First Team Academic All-America selection. Lawson graduated from Tennessee with a degree in finance.

Lawson is one of only three NCAA Division I women’s basketball coaches to play in a NCAA Final Four, win a WNBA title and win a WNBA Championship.

As a senior at West Springfield High School, she was selected the 1999 Naismith High School Player of the Year while earning All-America accolades from USA Today, Parade and the WBCA. Additionally, she was the 1998 and 1999 Gatorade Player of the Year in Virginia and led her squad to 2-state championships. Lawson was inducted into the Virginia High School Hall of Fame in February 2022.

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    Speaking fees for Kara Lawson, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Kara Lawson charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kara Lawson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Kara Lawson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kara Lawson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kara Lawson for your next private or corporate function.
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Kara Lawson

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5 out of 5

Women's Basketball Head Coach, Duke; Former Assistant Coach of the Boston Celtics & Basketball Analyst at ESPN

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Kara Lawson Biography

WNBA and Olympic Champion Kara Lawson was named Duke University’s fifth head women’s basketball coach on July 11, 2020.

Lawson, a 2003 Tennessee graduate, brings her decorated basketball career, both on and off the court, to the Blue Devils after spending the 2020 season as an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics. Lawson was the Celtics’ first female coach in the franchise’s 73-year history. Prior to becoming Duke’s head coach, she helped Boston to an impressive 43-21 record. Lawson is also a founding board member of the Boston Celtics United for Social Justice.

Before joining the Celtics, Lawson had an outstanding broadcasting career that spanned over 17 years including stops with the Washington Wizards and ESPN. She spent two years as the primary television analyst for the Wizards while also broadcasting games for ESPN Radio. Coinciding with her exceptional playing career, Lawson served as an ESPN analyst for men’s and women’s college basketball and the NBA as well as an analyst for NBC Olympics. On January 12, 2007, she became the first female analyst for a nationally televised NBA game.

Serving as head coach for the US 3x3 Women’s National Team, Lawson led Team USA to a gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The first-place finish represented a historic milestone as it was the first time 3x3 was contested at the Olympics. As a reward for her leadership, Lawson was named as the first-ever 3x3 USA Basketball Coach of the Year. Lawson is no stranger to success on the world stage, as she has accumulated 10 gold medals as a player and coach. A 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in Beijing as a player, Lawson is one of three women in Olympic basketball history to win gold as both a player and a coach. Most recently, Lawson served as an assistant coach for the 2022 USA Basketball Women's National Team who won gold at the 2022 FIBA Women's World Cup in Sydney, Australia.

Beyond her prolific coaching resume, Lawson played 13 seasons in the WNBA, suiting up with the Sacramento Monarchs, Connecticut Sun, and the Washington Mystics from 2003-2015. Highlights of her storied career include a championship with the Monarchs in 2005 and an All-Star appearance in 2007. Lawson was the No. 5 overall selection by the Detroit Shock in the 2003 WNBA Draft.

A four-time All-Conference selection and two-time All-America choice at Tennessee, Lawson played for the legendary Pat Summitt and led the Lady Vols to three NCAA Final Four appearances during her collegiate career. She currently ranks third all-time at Tennessee in 3-point field goals made (256), second in 3-point field goal percentage (.415) and also ranks third in career free throw percentage (.847). A standout in the classroom as well as on the court, Lawson was a 2003 CoSIDA/Verizon First Team Academic All-America selection. Lawson graduated from Tennessee with a degree in finance.

Lawson is one of only three NCAA Division I women’s basketball coaches to play in a NCAA Final Four, win a WNBA title and win a WNBA Championship.

As a senior at West Springfield High School, she was selected the 1999 Naismith High School Player of the Year while earning All-America accolades from USA Today, Parade and the WBCA. Additionally, she was the 1998 and 1999 Gatorade Player of the Year in Virginia and led her squad to 2-state championships. Lawson was inducted into the Virginia High School Hall of Fame in February 2022.

Kara Lawson Videos

  • Kara Lawson: Handle Hard Better
    Coach is back with another motivational speech. This time she reminds us that things don't get easier in life, we just become better equipped to...
  • Kara Lawson: Commit to Each Other
    In our first team meeting of the 2021-22 season, Coach talks to the team about committing to each other and committing to staying in shape. This next...
  • Kara Lawson: Respect, Preparation and Growth

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  • How to book Kara Lawson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kara Lawson for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kara Lawson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kara Lawson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kara Lawson?

    Speaking fees for Kara Lawson, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Kara Lawson charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kara Lawson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kara Lawson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kara Lawson for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kara Lawson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kara Lawson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kara Lawson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kara Lawson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kara Lawson for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Kara Lawson generally travels from Durham, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lisa Leslie, Jen Welter, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Dominique Dawes and Nancy Lieberman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kara Lawson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kara Lawson Speaker Videos

  • Kara Lawson: Handle Hard Better
    Coach is back with another motivational speech. This time she reminds us that things don't get easier in life, we just become better equipped to handle them. Stay tuned as we get started with our...
    Kara Lawson: Commit to Each Other
    In our first team meeting of the 2021-22 season, Coach talks to the team about committing to each other and committing to staying in shape. This next six weeks will lay the foundation for the season,...
  • Kara Lawson: Respect, Preparation and Growth
    Kara Lawson Leaving Celtics To Be Duke Women's Basketball Coach
    Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson is leaving the team to become the head coach of Duke women's basketball. NESN's Michaela Vernava shares the news
  • Kara Lawson says she wants to be the best in the NBA
    New Celtics assistant Kara Lawson talks about being the first female coach in team history and her goals to be judged beyond her gender.

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