Cutting season; Thomas issue; college coaching hires

As the transactions continue, the cuts get deeper:

June 1, 2015
Team Player Transaction

Tulsa Angel Goodrich Waived
Los Angeles Angel Goodrich Claimed off of Waivers
Chicago Courtney Clements Waived
Connecticut Ka-Deidre Simmons Waived
San Antonio Porsha Roberts Waived
San Antonio Toni Young Waived
Minnesota Amber Harris Waived
Washington Blake Dietrick Waived
Atlanta Sequoia Holmes Waived
Atlanta Martha Alwal Waived

Ouch.

Today’s last preseason game:

Lynx 85, Liberty 80

Isiah Thomas issue:

The WNBA has formed a committee to evaluate the proposed ownership interest of Isiah Thomas in the New York Liberty. Stay tuned.

Chicago Sky owner Michael Alter is a committee member.

Coaching great Lin Dunn is waiting for WNBA President Laurel Richie to take a leadership role on the issue.

Sun:

Remember that Kelsey Griffin had hip surgery last week? She’s out for the season.

Mercury:

Phoenix will try for a repeat of their national title.

The Mercury are optimistic, despite a turbulent offseason.

Ogwumike sisters:

Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike are making a difference on and off the court.

Tons of assistant coaching hires in today’s college news:

Tori Jarosz was upset that her teammates left Marist, and may try to return for a sixth season of eligibility.

Jesse Fleming has been promoted to associate head coach at Bowling Green State.

Alumni and former star Da’Shena Stevens is St. John’s new assistant coach.

McNeese State’s new assistant coaches are husband and wife Kevin and Brenita Jackson.

Tom Garrick is a new assistant at Boston College.

Janell Crayton is Hampton’s new assistant coach.

Kansas is a logical place for new assistant coach/former TAMU standout Damitria Buchanan.

Alexis Mezzetta is a new assistant coach at Pacific.

David Elliott is the new assistant coach at Denver.

Detroit’s new assistant coach is Tara Fleming.

Lindsey Hicks is Northwestern State’s new assistant coach.

New-look Wyoming is eager for a productive summer.

Former Clemson guard Daneesha Provo has transferred to Utah.

High school news:

Florida teen cancer survivor Lana Schreier has returned to the hardwood.

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