Hot seats

When you announce that a coach whose contract runs through 2018 will be back next year, that coach might be on the hot seat:

Three of Bonnie Henrickson’s underclassmen have decided not to return to Kansas University next season, but the KU women’s basketball coach will be back for her 11th season, determined to land her first winning conference record in Big 12 play.

Earlier this month, KU announced the transfer of sophomore Lamaria Cole, a point guard headed to Prairie View A&M, a school closer to her hometown of Bryan, Texas. The transfers of twins Dakota and Dylan Gonzalez of Pocatello, Idaho, have not been announced, but Henrickson confirmed it Tuesday, saying, “Is that where it’s headed? Yes, that’s where we’re headed.”

The latest defections do not have athletic director Sheahon Zenger contemplating making a change.

“No,” Zenger said. “Bonnie will be back next year.”

On another note, I’m wondering what’s up at Rutgers.

It was reported Feb. 28 that longtime coach C. Vivian Stringer was in final contract negotiations with the school.

It’s been almost two months. Have they reached a deal, or not? Will Stringer be there next year?

On a professional note: WNBA training camp begins one week from today (!!)