According to the Minnesota Star-Tribune, former Connecticut Sun center Taj McWilliams-Franklin has been named an assistant women’s basketball coach at Rice.
McWilliams-Franklin of the Lynx, now in her 14th WNBA season, will join the Owls staff when the Lynx season ends.
This likely means that 2012 will the last of her career. At 41, she is the WNBA’s oldest player this season and has a one-year contract.
McWilliams-Franklin is averaging 7.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 27.8 minutes through four games.
Minnesota plays the Connecticut Sun Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at 7.