Coaching a pro women’s team: Midseason reflection

Published by Full Court Press.com, December 2002.

The newspapers interviewed me about my feelings at the season’s midway point, and it caused some reflections. At 7-3 (and in 3rd place), we have a better record than I believed possible when I watched us initially, especially because the Ladies won only 9 of 22 games last year (two teams folded, and there are only 10 teams and 18 games this year). Our play has been sporadic; an overtime win over the league-leader, a team with five National Team players and four Junior National Team players, followed by a 25-point home loss, albeit to the second-best team. The player signed in the offseason as the player to put the team over the hump and replace last year’s Canadian center, has managed to play her way to the bench, and the 18-year old center signed for the future and not expected to play any meaningful minutes this season now starts.  […]

Coaching a women’s pro team: Experimentation

Published by Full Court Press.com, December 2002.

I may be having too much fun being a head coach. I have too much time on my hands to think of different ways to screw up my team in the name of improvement. In short, as I think about the first two months here, I experimented too much. […]