Hires, tranfers and tributes

Coaching hires:

Pensacola State’s new coach is Leah Drury, formerly assistant at Alabama.

Kansas assistant Tori Verdi is expected to be named Eastern Michigan’s new coach.


JoNiquia Guilford is leaving ODU for Hampton, but she and her coach differ on the reasons why.

Amber Rechis leaves Florida Gulf Coast University for an NAIA school.

Pat Summitt:

The legendary coach has a book deal, and is working on a memoir.

Pat Summitt and son Tyler will be the recipients of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Sargent and Eunice Shriver Profiles in Dignity Award.

Chamique Holdsclaw says her coach is also her second mother.


Candace Parker on motivation: practice how you play.

A bit on the LA Sparks open tryouts this past weekend.