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PostPosted: 04/12/18 3:49 pm    ::: Lindsay Whalen retiring after this season Reply Reply with quote

To become the women’s head basketball coach at the University of Minnesota.
Congratulations and best wishes!


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PostPosted: 04/12/18 3:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Has this been confirmed that she is retiring after this season?



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PostPosted: 04/12/18 4:02 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Yeah is there any confirmation that she is going to retire ? This seems like a big deal taking over this program. Im a bit worried she might not be ready .



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PostPosted: 04/12/18 4:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Looks like confirmation to me:
http://www.gophersports.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/041218aaa.html
Yeah, big step...but they always say PG is coach on the floor. Hope she learns the politics part in a hurry.



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PostPosted: 04/12/18 4:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Looks like confirmation to me:
http://www.gophersports.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/041218aaa.html
Yeah, big step...but they always say PG is coach on the floor. Hope she learns the politics part in a hurry.

There is nothing in there about retirement.

We know she is the Gophers new coach, the question was if she actually announced her retirement after this next season. As part of their signing of her was the agreement that she would continue to play for the Lynx.



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PostPosted: 04/12/18 4:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

You Minny fans can go on hoping...



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PostPosted: 04/12/18 4:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
You Minny fans can go on hoping...

Not sure what you mean?

I honestly don't know what the plans are for after this season. All I know is that they specifically stated that she will continue to play for the Lynx for now:

https://bringmethenews.com/sports/lindsay-whalen-named-new-head-coach-of-gopher-womens-basketball

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Don't panic, Lynx fans, she's still going to play for the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA. It's part of her agreement with the U of M.



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PostPosted: 04/12/18 4:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
You Minny fans can go on hoping...


Lol. Right. She's retiring after this season. Check Twitter. As a Sparks fam I'm glad. As a WNBA fan I'll miss her and that scowl lol



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PostPosted: 04/12/18 4:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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myrtle wrote:
You Minny fans can go on hoping...


Lol. Right. She's retiring after this season. Check Twitter. As a Sparks fam I'm glad. As a WNBA fan I'll miss her and that scowl lol

/sigh.

Can someone please link this confirmation that is out there "on twiiter". I've checked her account, the Lynx account, all the stories and I have seen nothing about this.

It is very possible she plans to, but I am fairly positive nothing has been announced or even hinted at as of yet.



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PostPosted: 04/12/18 4:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

http://www.startribune.com/wait-can-lindsay-whalen-really-play-for-the-lynx-while-coaching-the-gophers/479564793/

Yeah. She's still playing.



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PostPosted: 04/12/18 4:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

How long did Staley continue to play after she started coaching at Temple? I know that she stuck around long enough to play against a player she used to coach (Dupree), but how long did she stick around after that?



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PostPosted: 04/12/18 4:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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How long did Staley continue to play after she started coaching at Temple? I know that she stuck around long enough to play against a player she used to coach (Dupree), but how long did she stick around after that?


From the above article:

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WNBA players have simultaneously held college coaching positions in the past, including some as head coaches. Perhaps the most notable example is former WNBA great Dawn Staley, who was hired as the Temple women’s basketball coach in 2000 and held that job while also playing in the WNBA all the way through the 2006 season. Overall, she took Temple to the NCAA tournament six times in eight seasons, with four of those appearances coming while she was still an active WNBA player.



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PostPosted: 04/12/18 4:42 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Silky Johnson wrote:
How long did Staley continue to play after she started coaching at Temple? I know that she stuck around long enough to play against a player she used to coach (Dupree), but how long did she stick around after that?


Staley started at Temple in 2000-2001. She retired from the Comets after the 2006 season.


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PostPosted: 04/12/18 4:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Yeah none of these articles suggest she will be retiring .



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PostPosted: 04/12/18 4:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Silky Johnson wrote:
How long did Staley continue to play after she started coaching at Temple? I know that she stuck around long enough to play against a player she used to coach (Dupree), but how long did she stick around after that?



Staley took the Temple job in 2000 and played in the WNBA through the 2006 season. She retired at the same age Whalen is now.

She interviewed for some major conference jobs before retiring, but they all insisted she stop playing before they would hire her.



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PostPosted: 04/12/18 4:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:

Staley took the Temple job in 2000 and played in the WNBA through the 2006 season. She retired at the same age Whalen is now.

Yeah, it would not surprise me if she did retire after this season, but because of her age, not her new job.

I think it will come down to how she feels after playing this year.



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PostPosted: 04/12/18 4:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

IMO she will retire after the 2019 season when the lynx win itt all again , they aint doing it this year cause it's an odd year lol


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PostPosted: 04/12/18 5:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I think this will be her final season. Just can't see her being able to handle being a new head coach and prepping for another season with the Lynx.



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PostPosted: 04/12/18 6:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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"She has excelled at everything she has ever done in her life because she's unflappable, determined and has a legendary work ethic."


Has Whalen excelled at other things besides playing basketball?


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tfan wrote:
Quote:
"She has excelled at everything she has ever done in her life because she's unflappable, determined and has a legendary work ethic."


Has Whalen excelled at other things besides playing basketball?

Yes.



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PostPosted: 04/12/18 6:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

hangtyme24 wrote:
myrtle wrote:
You Minny fans can go on hoping...


Lol. Right. She's retiring after this season. Check Twitter. As a Sparks fam I'm glad. As a WNBA fan I'll miss her and that scowl lol


No...she plans to play AND coach. How long? Who knows. But nothing has changed in that regard.



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PostPosted: 04/12/18 8:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

justintyme wrote:
tfan wrote:
Quote:
"She has excelled at everything she has ever done in her life because she's unflappable, determined and has a legendary work ethic."


Has Whalen excelled at other things besides playing basketball?

Yes.


Great examples, homer.


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PostPosted: 04/12/18 8:32 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

tfan wrote:
justintyme wrote:
tfan wrote:
Quote:
"She has excelled at everything she has ever done in her life because she's unflappable, determined and has a legendary work ethic."


Has Whalen excelled at other things besides playing basketball?

Yes.


Great examples, homer.

Well, that is the answer, random internet person.

People who know her are telling you that she has many admirable qualities that they feel leads her to be successful in life. Why question that other than to be an ass?

If you want specifics we can discuss her academic record, her work with multiple charities, her work in broadcasting, and getting herself hired as a coach.

Do you need references for how good of a game of scrabble she plays as well?



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PostPosted: 04/12/18 9:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

justintyme wrote:
tfan wrote:
justintyme wrote:
tfan wrote:
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"She has excelled at everything she has ever done in her life because she's unflappable, determined and has a legendary work ethic."


Has Whalen excelled at other things besides playing basketball?

Yes.


Great examples, homer.

Well, that is the answer, random internet person.

People who know her are telling you that she has many admirable qualities that they feel leads her to be successful in life.


No, the University of Minnesota Athletic Director who just hired her - not people who know her - is telling me she has "excelled at everything she has ever done in her life".

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Why question that other than to be an ass?


I'd like to know what else she has excelled at - or was it just complete "hiring manager hyperbole". Why question my question so defensively - changing his words of "excelled at" to your words of "admirable qualities"? Notable that you were beside yourself when the Dallas GM promoted his hire.

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If you want specifics we can discuss her academic record, her work with multiple charities, her work in broadcasting, and getting herself hired as a coach.

Do you need references for how good of a game of scrabble she plays as well?


Listing things she has done in her life doesn't make a case that she excelled at any of them.


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PostPosted: 04/12/18 10:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Except there was no hyperbole here. He listed her qualities and said they led her to success. These qualities are well established by people who know Whalen. That she is unflappable, determined, and has a legendary work ethic, are well known and quite apt descriptors of her.

And my "Yes" was because I could also attest to those qualities from personal experiences with her back in our U of M days. She is one of the most impressive individuals I have ever met.

If, on the other hand, he had called her the "best women's basketball player in the world" I would have laughed at him as well.

But false equivalency sure is fun, huh?



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justintyme wrote:
Except there was no hyperbole here. He listed her qualities and said they led her to success. These qualities are well established by people who know Whalen. That she is unflappable, determined, and has a legendary work ethic, are well known and quite apt descriptors of her.


That part of the quote is not at issue. What is: "She has excelled at everything she has ever done in her life".

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And my "Yes" was because I could also attest to those qualities from personal experiences with her back in our U of M days. She is one of the most impressive individuals I have ever met.


"Qualities" is not at issue. "Excelling at everything she has ever done" is.

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If, on the other hand, he had called her the "best women's basketball player in the world" I would have laughed at him as well.

But false equivalency sure is fun, huh?


We have two hiring managers over-promoting a hire. They don't have to use the exact same words to be "equivalent". And the Dallas GM leaving out "one of" in his quote is not as bad in to me as the Minnesota AD saying "everything" in his. I'd rather be tasked with having to argue that Liz Cambage was the best player in the world than having to argue that Lindsay Whalen has excelled at everything she ever did.


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We have two hiring managers over-promoting a hire. They don't have to use the exact same words to be "equivalent". And I would rather have to defend the Dallas GM quote than the Minnesota AD as to "nearness to reality".

Are you serious? Are you really being pedantic about a common turn of phrase like he is using? It is not meant to be taken literally. The fact that you are suggests trolling to me.

Colloquially, all that phrase means when used like this, is that she has admirable qualities which have lead to her being successful in life and that those qualities are likely to lead to even more success in the future. None of this is inaccurate.

He is not "over promoting" as no one is supposed to take that to mean that she has never been less than excellent at anything she has ever tried.

I have no desire at all to debate the comments the Wings' GM made about Cambage again, as she has nothing at all to do with this thread, and it already took more time than the stupid statement was worth.



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Has she confirmed??

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Congrats to Lins, great start to her post pro career.


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