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Rodman eyes WNBA coaching gig in Atlanta
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ATLANTA (AP) — The owner of Atlanta’s new WNBA franchise wants his first head coach to be a woman - not just dress like one.
And that could be bad news for former NBA rebounding champ Dennis Rodman, the ex-Chicago Bulls forward who has grabbed headlines by dressing as a drag queen. Rodman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he is interested in WNBA head coaching jobs, and has set his sights on Atlanta’s team, which is set to begin play in 2008.
“I love the city of Atlanta,” Rodman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution through a spokesman. “Atlanta would be the ideal situation, starting from scratch.”
Ron Terwilliger, the owner of the new franchise, isn’t so sure. He said although hiring Rodman would certainly drum up more interest in his yet-to-be-named team, he’s looking for someone with more sideline experience.
“My own view is that I don’t think he’s currently qualified to be a head coach,” Terwilliger said.
“We need someone who knows the league, knows how it works, knows the players and knows the college talent coming up,” he said. “And we’d prefer to have a women’s coach since it’s a women’s league.”
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