Monday, October 26, 2009

Nolan Richardson returns to basketball (WNBA)

He's going to be the Tulsa HC when the team relocates from Detroit. A couple things:

1) While I joke about the WNBA still being around, I'm surprised they're trying out Tulsa.

2) Nolan is like 174 years old now. I kid... I think.

OKLAHOMA CITY — It’s official: The three-time WNBA champion Detroit Shock are moving to Tulsa.

League president Donna Orender and other officials made the announcement Tuesday that the Shock was being sold and relocated to Tulsa, a day after The Associated Press reported the move.

The announcement came five days after a Tulsa ownership group said it would formally apply to the WNBA to purchase a franchise, although it wasn’t known at the time if it would be an expansion club or a relocated team.

The sale and move need WNBA Board of Governors approval.

Former Tulsa and Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson already has been selected as the Tulsa team’s coach and general manager. The team will play at the downtown BOK Center, which holds about 18,000 and opened last year.

The rest can be read here.

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