Well, if you thought the WNBA couldn’t be as caustic a business as the remainder of pro sports, here’s something for you.
Marynell Meadors, the coach and GM of the Atlanta Dream, the two-time defending Eastern Conference champion, has been fired by ownership. She was let go Monday.
Need we remind you that Meadors also was an assistant to Geno Auriemma on the 2010 World Championship and 2012 Olympic team. And it was a Geno tweet about what had happened that apparently brought the news to light today.
Attention is naturally focused on Meadors’ relationship, or lack thereof, with Atlanta superstar Angel McCoughtry, who was on the Olympic team.
Geno’s tweet seemed to imply that Atlanta ownership may have cowered to McCoughtry’s demands that Meadors go. If that is so – Atlanta is third in the East this season – then add Angel to the Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant list of divas who major in coach firings.
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