USA Women’s Basketball has a new Head Coach as Minnesota Lynx (coach/GM). Cheryl Reeve will take over the reins. First Reported By Doug Feinberg
USA Basketball will host a press conference on Wednesday to announce the 2021-24 head coach position. Also, Reeve will take over for South Carolina’s head coach Dawn Staley, who led the USA Women’s National team to seven consecutive gold medals.
How Does This Impact the Basketball Team – USA Women’s Basketball Team
It’s has been a crazy couple of months for team USA Basketball as Director Carol Callen stepped down in July. She held the position since 1995, and she was leaving to focus on being president of FIBA Americas. In June 2019, Briana Weiss took over as women’s national team director in a place she was elected to. But on another note, Dawn Staley was pumped for the hire of Cheryl Reeve.
The Roster will look very different come Paris, with five-time Olympic gold medalists Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi likely playing their last games.
Cheryl Reeve’s Background –
Reeve, 55, had served as an assistant for Team USA since 2014 when it won gold at the 2014 FIBA World Cup and 2016 Olympics. Furthermore, She stayed on for the 2018 World Cup in which the U.S. won gold. And for the qualification games for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Reeve has led the Lynx franchise since 2010, winning four titles in seven years with the likes of Maya Moore, Rebekkah Brunson, Lindsay Whalen, Seimone Augustus, and Sylvia Fowles. Also, she is currently building the Lynx roster around former Rookie of the Year Napheesa Collier to get back to the top. She’s a three-time WNBA Coach of the Year and the Executive of the Year in 2019. Her coaching career includes stops at three colleges. (La Salle, George Washington, Indiana State) and three WNBA teams (Charlotte Sting, Cleveland Rockers, Detroit Shock).
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