Natalie Williams head shot
Natalie Williams was named the general manager of the Aces on April 8, 2022, and in two short years, has delivered a pair of WNBA Championships to the city of Las Vegas, thanks in part to a series of astute moves in the free agent market. In particular, the signings of two-time league MVP Candace Parker and two-time All-WNBA Defensive Team selection Alysha Clark last offseason, helped Las Vegas became the first team in more than 20 years to win back-to-back titles.

An All-American in both volleyball and basketball at UCLA, Williams played seven seasons in the WNBA, including her first four with the Utah Starzz. She was named to three All-WNBA First Teams and four All-Star Teams.

After missing the cut for the 1996 U.S. Olympic Women’s Volleyball Team, Williams headed straight to USA Basketball and that summer won gold with the USA R. William Jones Cup Team. She was almost immediately elevated to the USA Basketball Senior National Team and brought home gold medals from the 2000 Olympics and 1998 and 2002 FIBA World Cups.

Williams was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.

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