Former WNBA star and Olympic gold medalist Chamique Holdsclaw will serve no further jail time after pleading guilty Friday to multiple charges arising from a Nov. 1, 2012 attack on the Tulsa Shock’s Jennifer Lacy, who described herself to police responding to the incident as Holdsclaw’s “ex-girlfriend.”
ATLANTA, Ga. -- For a recent expansion franchise, the Atlanta Dream has had more than its share of on-court success. The Dream have been around for five years, and have made the playoffs four times – though in 2012, the club took a step back by being eliminated in round one of the playoffs.
In 2010 and 2011, by contrast, the Dream reached the league championship, a significant accomplishment, but then were swept by Seattle in 2010 and Minnesota in 2011.
Unnoticed by most, the grim legal situation facing former WNBA All-Star and Tennessee All-American Chamique Holdsclaw has quietly grown considerably brighter over the past two weeks as she has entrusted her fate to the hands of Atlanta’s top celebrity attorney.
Former WNBA great Chamique Holdsclaw is scheduled to return to court at 9 a.m. Friday facing multiple criminal charges involving an alleged attack on the Tulsa Shock’s Jennifer Lacy. Holdsclaw, an Olympic gold-medalist (Sydney 2000) and six-time WNBA All-Star has been free on $100,000 bond and subject to ankle-bracelet monitoring and a court order prohibiting any contact with Lacy since her initial appearance two weeks ago in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta.
Kibitzers can all speculate all day long how first-round matchups will go in the WNBA Playoffs, but no one has better insight than the coaches. They know more than anyone about the challenges, nuances and battles ahead. We caught up with all eight head coaches and talked strategy and today we begin with Lin Dunn and Fred Williams of Indiana and Atlanta, respectively. This is one of most interesting of the first four matchups as the teams went 2-2 during the regular season and both have MVP candidates in Tamika Catching and Angel McCoughtry.
After a shocking first-round upset in 2011, the Connecticut Sun are unlikely to let down in their opening matchup against New York, which essentially backed into the playoffs thanks to Chicago’s Sylvia Fowles-less collapse -- but that will shift the spotlight to what could be a wildly entertaining rematch of Indiana and Atlanta, which played a thrilling three-gamer last year, and seem on track to do the same in 2012.
The twisted tale of Angel McCoughtry has taken another turn, though very quietly. There's no mention of McCoughtry's status on the front page of the Atlanta Dream website, though Atlanta officials have indicated she is no longer suspended.