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What's Up For The Weekend With NBA D-League Texas Legends' Nancy Lieberman

Ever wonder how executives in sports business spend their weekends? THE DAILY this week continues "What's Up For The Weekend," providing readers with an inside look at people in our industry. This week, we catch up with NBA D-League Texas Legends Assistant GM NANCY LIEBERMAN, who chatted with Staff Writer Theresa Manahan.
What are your plans for this weekend?
Lieberman: I’m finishing up my fourth week of summer basketball camp in Dallas, and then flying to San Antonio for the WNBA All-Star Weekend.

Q: What are you really looking forward to this weekend? Anything special planned?
Lieberman: I’m looking forward to reading to the children at Fort Sam Houston Joint Base as part of the BBVA Compass Reading Counts initiative for WNBA Cares. In addition, I will be hosting the BBVA Compass Visionary Team Leaders Luncheon at the AT&T Center, where we will be honoring local leaders in education, business and the community.

Q: What do you like to watch and read on the weekend?
Lieberman: I am in the middle of reading TONY DUNGY’s inspirational book “Quiet Strength,” and a business book by HARVEY MACKAY titled, “Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive.” I definitely like to watch sports on the weekend, I enjoy catching up on episodes of “Law & Order,” and watching the History Channel.

Q: What workout routines or activities do you like to do on the weekend?
Lieberman: I am pretty regimented during the week with my gym workouts. So, on the weekends I like to play golf, tennis, ping-pong, ride my bike outdoors, or play stickball with my son.

Q: What is the one thing our readers would be most surprised you do on the weekend?
Lieberman: Cook. I’m a self-proclaimed chef and I’ve been to cooking schools. I love to cook for my friends and family.

Q: Best weekend ever?
Lieberman: In May I took my mother to Israel for Mother's Day Weekend. It was more than a weekend, it was a lifetime of memories.

Q: Favorite weekend getaway?
Lieberman: Phoenix, Ariz. I have a home there, and the weather is warm and I love to golf.

Q: Guilty weekend pleasure?
Lieberman: Not answering my BlackBerry, and listening to music.

Q: Favorite local restaurant?
Lieberman: Ruth’s Chris Steak House in North Dallas off the Tollway.

Q: Do you have any routine weekend chores?
Lieberman: Yes! I’m OCD, so every Sunday I do all the laundry (wash, fold and put it away). I run the dishwasher, make sure the house is neat and that my car is filled up with gas for the week ahead.

Q: What is your favorite local nightlife activity?
Lieberman: Most often if I have a free weekend, it’s going to dinner and a movie with friends and family. I’m not a big bar and club person.

Q: Favorite restaurant on the road?
Lieberman: I like The Palm because my caricatures are up in all the restaurants. Just kidding … sorta. I do like the food.

Q: What do you usually do to pass time on a plane?
Lieberman: If I’m not reading or watching a movie, I have the American Airlines red blanket over my head trying to sleep. If you happen to see me with a red blanket over my head, please don’t pull it off. I really need the sleep, I only sleep about four hours a night.