With today's announcement that Tennessee's legendary women's basketball coach Pat Summitt is relinquishing her position as head coach to take on a newly defined status as "head coach emeritus," Summitt's role on the team will change dramatically.
In making the announcement, which also identified Summitt's fromer player, long-time assistant and, later, associate head coach Holly Warlick as Summitt's successor in the head coaching role, Tennessee Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart made clear that "this is Holly's team now":
The big winner in the 2012 WNBA Draft was the Tulsa Shock, they gathered enough size and athleticism to totally revamp the look in Oklahoma. Prediction: they have their first ever winning season, they've gone 9-59 since moving from Detroit to Tulsa, and could make the playoffs for the first time since the move south.
Mike Petersen has resigned as Wake Forest head women’s basketball coach to become the seventh head coach at The University of North Texas, Wake Forest announced on Monday, March 16.
“Mike Petersen recently was approached by the University of North Texas and given the opportunity to become its women’s basketball head coach. Mike has been with Wake Forest for eight years and has been a trusted and valued colleague and friend. He has added much to our department in so many ways and we will miss his ideas, humor and friendship”
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (BGSU Athletic Communications) – Bowling Green State University looked within to fill the vacancy created by the departure of women's basketball head coach Curt Miller, a six-time Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year, who was tapped to take the reins at Indiana on March 28 of this year.
DRAFT DAY PHOTO GALLERY
It was a pretty boring draft day, with no stunning surprises – until New York’s John Whisenant took Kelley Cain with the seventh pick, thus inspiring the entire Liberty fan base to rise up as one and call for his immediate execution.
OK, the reaction wasn’t quite that severe, but whatever it means to run someone out of town on a rail, New York fans were behind it.
BRISTOL, Conn. -- The Guru has a few quick impressions after a draft whose overall worth won't be known until it is determined who actually makes the 11-player rosters of the 12 teams who already are loaded with veterans.
Nneka Ogumwmike will be a value in the tradition of overall No. 1 picks, maybe not necessarily on the scale of a Lauren Jackson, but will bring positive returns to the Los Angeles Sparks and to the WNBA both on and off the court.