Could we possibly see another NBA Legend join Liberty’s Bill Lambieer as head coach of a WNBA team? According to Darryl Dawkins, that just might be the plan.
Dawkins, also known as “Chocolate Thunder” was among the many NBA Legends seen around NYC this past week for the NBA All Star Weekend festivities. Best known for his high-flying and powerful dunks (which caused the NBA to change the rims they used because he shattered 2 backboards in one season), Dawkins was selected 5th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1975, and went on to play for the then New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz, and Detroit Pistons during the 1980s.
We ran into the legend while leaving the NBA House at LIU Brooklyn, where he talked about his love of the WNBA, and coaching aspirations:
I love the WNBA because my mother taught me how to play. And to see girls playing ball? Some of them shoot better than the guys! I think it’s growing, it’s only going to get better, and one day I think I’ll decide to coach in that league.
Really?! Any team in particular that you favor?
I gotta stay in the North. I gotta stay in New Jersey, New York, Baltimore. I ain’t going out West.
So you’re saying Washington Mystics? Liberty? Connecticut Sun?
Anything is possible!
WELP! You heard it here first guys!!