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NBA: Kelly Krauskopf hired as Pacers assistant GM

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Indiana Fever’s Tamika Catchings jokes with coach Stephanie White, right, and Kelly Krauskopf, president and general manager, during WNBA media day in Indianapolis on May 9, 2016. The Indiana Pacers have hired Kelly Krauskopf as their new assistant general manager.
(Darron Cummings / Associated Press)

The Indiana Pacers have hired Kelly Krauskopf as their new assistant general manager, making her the first woman in league history to hold the title.

Krauskopf spent 19 seasons as the top executive of the WNBA’s Indiana Fever and helped oversee Indiana’s new NBA2K league team. She also served as the WNBA’s first director of basketball operations, as an assistant commissioner for the Southwest Conference and on USA Basketball’s women’s senior national team committee.

“My past experience has shown me that building winning teams and elite-level culture is not based on gender — it is based on people and processes,” Krauskopf said in a statement.

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