Comings and Goings
The Terps announced today that Coach B's longtime Assistant, Erica Floyd, has resigned to "pursue other opportunities outside of coaching in Louisiana." Coach Floyd has been an Assistant to Coach B for all 7 years at Maryland, and the two were colleagues for years before that. It's clear from Coach B's statement in the press release that Erica will truly be missed:
"Erica is always going to be a part of the Maryland family," Frese said. "She's meant so much to us and is more than just a co worker. We've been through seemingly everything together - from being new assistants in the Mid-American Conference, to building the Maryland program. My kids have fallen asleep in her arms. We're in a profession that doesn't leave much time for a personal life and I know that she is very much a family person. Because of that, I'm very happy for her that she can leave on her own terms and start an incredible new chapter in her life."We second Coach Frese in wishing Coach Floyd all the best in her new endeavors. We, and we're certain, many other fans, will miss her too.
Another Going . . . this one from the WNBA ranks: All-Star center Yolanda Griffith, who began her stellar pro career in the ABL, who won a championship with the Sacramento Monarchs, and who, this season, signed with the Indiana Fever, anounced today that this season will be her last. With Lisa Leslie already having announced that she will retire at the end of the season, that's two of the game's all-time greats who will be hanging up their basketball shoes in just a few months. This summer will be your last opportunity to catch Yo and LL when their teams play the Mystics at the Phone Booth.
And for those of us who were worried that we might not get to see Coco Miller play again, we have some good news. Hopefully, we'll all get to say hello to her again as early as the Mystics' home opener on June 7th. Coco, who was waived on Monday by the Mystics, signed today with the Atlanta Dream, returning to the state where she played college ball. The move also reunites Coco with two of her former Mystics teammates, Chamique Holdsclaw and Nikki Teasley, as well as with former Mystics Assistant Coach, now Dream Head Coach, Marynell Meadors. The BasketCases are delighted that Coco has this opportunity to continue her career.
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