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PostPosted: 06/13/18 6:53 pm    ::: Anne Donovan Reply Reply with quote

According to several sources, Anne Donovan passed away today at 56 from heart failure.

https://twitter.com/MechelleV/status/1007044385941401600

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A truly tragic day in women's basketball: legendary player and coach Anne Donovan has passed away at age 56 from heart failure. Devastating news. A wonderful person and so important in women's sports.



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PostPosted: 06/13/18 6:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I just saw this. Very sad, so so young. May she Rest In Peace.



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PostPosted: 06/13/18 7:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Oh WOW , wow no no this is sad news . rest in peace Anne Donovan awe man this sucks. one of the greatest coaches in W history .



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PostPosted: 06/13/18 7:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Wow, very sad... One of my favorite coaches of all time. Sad





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PostPosted: 06/13/18 7:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Donovan is the 1st former WNBA head coach to pass away



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PostPosted: 06/13/18 7:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Donovan is the 1st former WNBA head coach to pass away


Seriously, dude? We get it, you're Mr. WNBA. Totally insensitive and uncalled for.

RIP Anne, how very sad!


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PostPosted: 06/13/18 7:19 pm    ::: Re: Anne Donovan Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
According to several sources, Anne Donovan passed away today at 56 from heart failure.

https://twitter.com/MechelleV/status/1007044385941401600

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A truly tragic day in women's basketball: legendary player and coach Anne Donovan has passed away at age 56 from heart failure. Devastating news. A wonderful person and so important in women's sports.


I didn't notice this tread before and was absolutely shocked to see the statement during the half time broadcast. It's so, so sad...


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PostPosted: 06/13/18 7:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

May her memory be a blessing for her family.


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PostPosted: 06/13/18 7:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sad news indeed. She was too young. My thoughts go out to her family, friends, and loved ones.


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PostPosted: 06/13/18 7:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ucbart wrote:
pilight wrote:
Donovan is the 1st former WNBA head coach to pass away


Seriously, dude? We get it, you're Mr. WNBA. Totally insensitive and uncalled for.

RIP Anne, how very sad!


yeah, sorry Pilight, but this was one stat we didn't need to know.



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PostPosted: 06/13/18 7:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ucbart wrote:
pilight wrote:
Donovan is the 1st former WNBA head coach to pass away


Seriously, dude? We get it, you're Mr. WNBA. Totally insensitive and uncalled for.

RIP Anne, how very sad!

Chill. It's just a simple, relevant fact. So is the fact that Donovan was the first female head coach to win a WNBA championship.
Very sad news, especially considering she was still relatively young.



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PostPosted: 06/13/18 7:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

http://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/23785373/anne-donovan-hall-famer-first-woman-coach-wnba-championship-team-dies-56

There is also a clip of Lisa Leslie talking about Anne.



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PostPosted: 06/13/18 7:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sleep peacefully. Condolences to her family and friends.

Being the first female championship WNBA head coach will always be a part of her legacy.



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PostPosted: 06/13/18 7:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Genero36 wrote:
Sleep peacefully. Condolences to her family and friends.

Being the first female championship WNBA head coach will always be a part of her legacy.

She was a significant part of Lauren Jackson becoming one of the best of all time as well.



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PostPosted: 06/13/18 7:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
ucbart wrote:
pilight wrote:
Donovan is the 1st former WNBA head coach to pass away


Seriously, dude? We get it, you're Mr. WNBA. Totally insensitive and uncalled for.

RIP Anne, how very sad!


yeah, sorry Pilight, but this was one stat we didn't need to know.


You say that, but I guarantee someone would have asked the question and everyone would have been looking for me to answer.

I'm sorry it came across badly.



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PostPosted: 06/13/18 8:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
She was a significant part of Lauren Jackson becoming one of the best of all time as well.


Yeah. Sure she (along with Bird) are not feeling up right now.




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PostPosted: 06/13/18 8:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

RIP


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PostPosted: 06/13/18 8:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So shocking and sad.

Crying or Very sad



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PostPosted: 06/13/18 9:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I got an email from the Storm. I can't believe she's gone.

I remember the championship celebration, and she was asked about being the first female coach to win. Her response was something like, she was happy to win and "that I am a woman is just a cherry on top".

Rest in peace, Anne. Thank you for what you did for Seattle, for the Storm and its players, and for women's basketball.


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PostPosted: 06/13/18 9:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Rest in Peace, Big Sexy. Too young.


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PostPosted: 06/13/18 9:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
toad455 wrote:
ucbart wrote:
pilight wrote:
Donovan is the 1st former WNBA head coach to pass away


Seriously, dude? We get it, you're Mr. WNBA. Totally insensitive and uncalled for.

RIP Anne, how very sad!


yeah, sorry Pilight, but this was one stat we didn't need to know.


You say that, but I guarantee someone would have asked the question and everyone would have been looking for me to answer.

I'm sorry it came across badly.

There was nothing wrong with your post. In fact as I was reading this heartbreaking news about Anne, I was wondering if she was the first head coach the W has lost, so your information was well appreciated.



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PostPosted: 06/13/18 9:47 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
I'm sorry it came across badly.


Nothing bad or inappropriate about it, buddy. I found it interesting.

I know she drew criticism at times in her coaching, but my view of her was that she embodied the quintessential selflessness and dedication that is increasingly rare amongst the players of 'our game'. I never had the impression she was a diva or tried to create a 'brand'....just went out and got the job done, as a player. She definitely earned her HOF status.

The first (and only) time I saw her up close was in an elevator, at the Pan Am games in '88. She was in there, with McClain and Edwards, and I remember thinking i'd never seen such a large woman. But gracious and just nice!

May she be long remembered!



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PostPosted: 06/13/18 10:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Just read on Yahoo. May she Rest in eternal Peace.



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PostPosted: 06/13/18 10:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Horrible. Gone way too soon. RIP


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