The moment caught Fever coach Lin Dunn by surprise

Maybe you’ve been ill-prepared when you thought you were prepared, too:

Dunn thought she had prepared herself for the moment, but when the players and coaches came together one last time for 2014 following the Fever’s 75-62 home loss to the Chicago Sky in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Dunn realized her 42-year coaching career was over.

An emotional scene ensued inside the Fever locker room, with Dunn saying farewell for the final time.

”I wasn’t thinking about it until I got to the locker room,” Dunn said. ”It was tough to say goodbye. I knew that some time it was going to come. But I didn’t want to think about it until it happened.”