But down in Atlanta we have a regular old dispute between a women’s player, coach and franchise. Makes one think back to the good old Allen Iverson days in Philadelphia.
Here are the facts:
The Atlanta Dream’s Angel McCoughtry, the WNBA’s top player, came back from London with a gold medal as part of the USA’s winning women’s basketball team. One of the assistant coaches on that team was Marynell Meadors, the head coach and general manager of the Dream.
Whatever was happening, McCoughtry and Meadors were not seeing eye-to-eye.
The Atlanta owners, taking a page from the Orlando Magic with Dwight Howard (and that worked out real well for them didn’t it?), decided to fire Meadors and make assistant coach Fred Williams not only the interim the head coach but the general manager as well.
Just because they apparently want the star player to be happy doesn’t mean they want to add another salary and get an experienced general manager after all.
Williams immediately suspended McCoughtry for a violation of team rules and told her she have to agree to some things in writing to have the suspension lifted.
My answer: heck no.
My mantra: fire Trudi Lacey.