Aug 28, 2012
Auriemma Breaks News Of Coach’s Firing

USA Today

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2012/08/geno-auriemma-breaks-news-of-wnba-coachs-firing/1

Is Geno Auriemma clairvoyant, or did he just get a heads up from a colleague?

Early Monday afternoon, the University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach beat reporters to the punch when he tweeted that Marynell Meadors, head coach and general manager of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, had been fired.

A little more than two hours later, the Dream sent out a press release stating that Meadors, the 2009 WNBA coach of the year, was being replaced by assistant coach Fred Williams, effective immediately.

Atlanta’s initial statement was careful never to use the words “fired” or “terminated, but Tonya Alleyne, the Dream’s Senior Director of Marketing & Communications, later confirmed that Meadors did not resign from her position but was released by ownership.”

Meadors had coached Atlanta to back-to-back appearances in the WNBA Finals in 2010 and 2011 and had recently returned from London, where she was an assistant to Auriemma, who coached the U.S. women’s basketball team to their fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal.

Auriemma’s tweet didn’t just break news, it also hinted at some sticky issues in Hotlanta: @marynellmeaders gets fired atlanta owners cave in inmate in charge.

Auriemma himself never singled out the “inmate in charge, but note the use of the singular as opposed to the plural inmates.”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wasn’t quite as coy with its reporting, stating Meadors was “fired Monday after losing an apparent power struggle with star forward Angel McCoughtry.”

Auriemma Breaks News Of Coach’s Firing

USA Today

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2012/08/geno-auriemma-breaks-news-of-wnba-coachs-firing/1

Is Geno Auriemma clairvoyant, or did he just get a heads up from a colleague?

Early Monday afternoon, the University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach beat reporters to the punch when he tweeted that Marynell Meadors, head coach and general manager of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, had been fired.

A little more than two hours later, the Dream sent out a press release stating that Meadors, the 2009 WNBA coach of the year, was being replaced by assistant coach Fred Williams, effective immediately.

Atlanta’s initial statement was careful never to use the words “fired” or “terminated, but Tonya Alleyne, the Dream’s Senior Director of Marketing & Communications, later confirmed that Meadors did not resign from her position but was released by ownership.”

Meadors had coached Atlanta to back-to-back appearances in the WNBA Finals in 2010 and 2011 and had recently returned from London, where she was an assistant to Auriemma, who coached the U.S. women’s basketball team to their fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal.

Auriemma’s tweet didn’t just break news, it also hinted at some sticky issues in Hotlanta: @marynellmeaders gets fired atlanta owners cave in inmate in charge.

Auriemma himself never singled out the “inmate in charge, but note the use of the singular as opposed to the plural inmates.”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wasn’t quite as coy with its reporting, stating Meadors was “fired Monday after losing an apparent power struggle with star forward Angel McCoughtry.”






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