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 a
The women’s basketball community was rocked over the weekend by the passing of Lady Vol great Daedra Charles-Furlow. Charles was a key member of the 1992 and 1994 USA women’s basketball national teams and was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007. To honor her place in the history of women’s basketball, below is a timeline of major events in the basketball life of Daedra Charles. Click on the thumbnail for a full-sized view.