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#ThePostUp Podcast 4/25/16: Tina Thompson on her career, the WNBA and being a mom of an athlete

Published on April 25, 2016


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This week the Post Up Podcast features basketball great Tina Thompson. Her list of accolades is a long one. As a college player she helped lead Southern California to three NCAA tournament appearances including an Elite Eight berth. She is a WNBA pioneer as the number one overall pick in the league’s inaugural draft in 1997. True fans are familiar with her four championships with the Houston Comets and her two Olympic gold medals with USA Basketball. She ended her playing career in 2013 as the the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer. Currently, she is an assistant coach at Texas, a team that has experienced a dramatic turnaround in the past couple of years, ending this past season in the Elite Eight.

On the podcast Thompson discusses:

  • The history of the WNBA and its future
  • Playing with USA Basketball
  • The legacy of the Comets and the preservation of the franchise
  • Her appreciate of Magic Johnson as an advocate and supporter of women’s basketball
  • Being a newbie coach in the college ranks
  • Watching her son Dyllan play as a parent on the sidelines and her philosophy as a mom of a young athlete




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