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Jacki Gemelos is making the jump from player to coach.

The New York Liberty announced today that Jacki Gemelos had been added to the assistant coaching roster alongside Shelley Patterson and Dustin Gray.

A point guard for the Chicago Sky in 2015, Gemelos also spent time in the Euroleague overseas and was a member of Greece’s National Women’s Basketball Team. Most recently, she split time between the Connecticut Sun and Washington Mystics during the 2020 season in the WNBA bubble. She spent time reflecting on that journey with Just Women’s Sports back in October. 

Following the WNBA season, Gemelos made her way to Turkey for her eighth season overseas. 

“We couldn’t be more excited for Jacki to join us in Brooklyn for our inaugural season at Barclays Center,” said Liberty Head Coach Walt Hopkins in a press release. “In addition to being a wonderful person with extensive playing experience and a high basketball IQ, Jacki’s perseverance in the face of countless setbacks throughout her career makes her a perfect model of the growth-minded, relentless, mentally tough ideals upon which our Liberty culture is being built. We’re lucky to have her with us.”