Cal Women's Basketball Video: Ben Braun Cheering For Lindsay Gottlieb

Former Bears coach is confident Gottlieb will make the significant transition from the women's college game to the NBA

Former Cal basketball coach Braun is excited for Lindsay Gottlieb's historic opportunity.

Gottlieb on Wednesday was named an assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers, making her first first college women's head coach to join an NBA staff.

Braun, who coached the men's team for 12 seasons through 2007-08, knew Gottlieb the she was an assistant at Cal and he believes Gottlieb has the right skill set and makeup to work effectively with the world's greatest men's players in the pro game.

We talked with Braun at Oracle Arena, where the Warriors and Raptors were preparing for Game 6 of the NBA Finals o Thursday night.