Tamika Catchings, the four-time Olympic gold medalist and 15-year WNBA star with the Indiana Fever, has been named vice president of Fever Basketball Operations, Pacers Sports and Entertainment announced March 4.
Catchings was previously the director of player programs and franchise development for Pacers Sports and Entertainment — which includes the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever and Fort Wayne Mad Ants — and will coordinate day-to-day basketball operations in her new role.
“Opportunities like this don’t happen often,” Catchings said in a press release. “… On the court, we have such a great young core and we will continue to build our players and embrace the opportunity to grow our fan base in the community.”
Catchings joined the Fever in 2001 when the team selected her in the first round of the WNBA draft. Since then, she has been regarded as one of the better ambassadors of the game. Catchings played in 457 games throughout her career and was named league MVP in 2011.