Katie Smith coaching

The transition from basketball player to basketball coach is not uncommon. In the 2018 season, one of the WNBA’s most prolific players becomes the latest former WNBA player to take the helm of a team as WNBA head coach. Katie Smith played 15 years in the league before retiring at the end of the 2013 season and joining the New York Liberty as an assistant on Bill Laimbeer’s staff. This summer, she will lead the staff as head coach of the Liberty. To continue featuring storied players, in this post I am focusing on WNBA players who have also been the head coach of aRead More →

This past weekend brought the end of the 2017 – 2018 NCAA women’s basketball season, and congratulations are in order for the following teams: This opens the brief period between the NCAA season and the WNBA season, which will tip off next month. Meanwhile, the WNBA Draft will bridge the two seasons on April 12. In the meantime, we’ll explore how this NCAA season and Final Four fit into the history of Division I women’s basketball. To dip our toes in, we take a brief look at coaches in the NCAA Final Four, inspired in part by a recent thread of tweets from The JumpRead More →