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Jennifer “Grandmama” Gillom: Minnesota Lynx New Head Coach

Published by on June 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Basketball legend, Jennifer Gillom, is the new head coach of the Minnesota Lynx. Affectionately known around the league as “Grandmama”, Gillom was one of the first players signed by the WNBA in 1997.

Former Lynx coach, Don Zierden, resigned. He is the new assistant coach of the Washington Wizards under Flip Saunders. Even though he was hired by the Wizards in early April, he did not announce his resignation until yesterday, four days before the Lynx’s first game.

“Wow, this is a blessing,” said Gillom, her first words at the team’s press conference today announcing her hiring. She went on to praise Zierden for his confidence in her coaching abilities.

“I just want...

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