'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves said it was a no-brainer. He wasn't going to deny seniors Kayla Standish and Katelan Redmon a chance to represent their country at the Pan Am Games . Even if the timing wasn't ideal.
Three coaches whose careers were marked by longevity, loyalty and success have been chosen as this year's recipients for the Lapchick Character Award,
Joanne Boyle turned down her alma mater when Duke was looking for a basketball coach four years ago. This time, she was ready when Virginia came calling.
Virginia coach Debbie Ryan says when she told her team she was resigning after 34 years, they were "all in" to keep playing if they receive a WNIT bid.
Debbie Ryan, who built Virginia's women's basketball program into a perennial NCAA tournament team and overcame pancreatic cancer, has resigned after 34 years and 736 victories.
Though she declined to say whether the resignation was her idea, Ryan says she still considers herself a basketball coach and didn't rule out coaching again elsewhere.
Ryan says she has been overwhelmed by phone calls and e-mail.