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NCAA: Head coach Kim Mulkey, LSU at center of women’s basketball news

NCAA: Head coach Kim Mulkey, LSU at center of women’s basketball news

The past week not only was full of tons of women’s basketball, but also tons of women’s basketball news. Catch up on the most notable developments.

Washington Post profile details Mulkey’s drive, rifts

On Saturday, the Washington Post published it’s highly-anticipated profile of Kim Mulkey, which the LSU head coach preemptively criticized, going so far as to threaten to sue the paper.

The story, authored by Kent Babb, includes information familiar to women’s college basketball fans, providing greater detail about Mulkey’s rocky relationships with former players, particularly gay players. Babb also reveals Mulkey’s years-long estrangement from her father and sister. Asked about the publication of the story by ESPN’s Holly Rowe before No. 3-seed LSU’s Sweet 16 victory over No. 2-seed UCLA on Saturday, Mulkey quipped, “Are you really surprised? Are you really surprised by the timing of it?”

After the game, Mulkey addressed a Los Angeles Times opinion piece that depicted the Sweet 16 matchup between the Lady Tigers and Bruins through absurd, should-be outmoded stereotypes. Mulkey insisted:

You can criticize coaches all you want. That’s our business. You can come at us and say you’re the worst coach in America. I hate you, I hate everything about you. We expect that. It comes with the territory. But the one thing I’m not going to let you do, I’m not going to let you attack young people….I’m not going to let you talk about 18- to 21-year-old kids in that tone.

BG officially back in PHX

One of the biggest WNBA free agents finally is signing on the dotted line.

Although there was little doubt that Brittney Griner would be back with the Phoenix Mercury, who aggressively revamped their roster during the free agency period by signing Natasha Cloud and trading for Kahleah Copper, BG and the organization reportedly have made it official, with the Mercury expected to announce Griner’s one-year deal next week.

14 set for Team USA training camp

The USA Basketball Women’s National Team will host a training camp at the Final Four in Cleveland next weekend, with 14 athletes, including nine former Olympians, expected to attend.

The most notable name is that of Caitlin…

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