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Matthew Mitchell adds Hall of Famer to his staff

Jen Smith of the Lexington Herald-Leader is reporting Matthew Mitchell has added Lin Dunn, a Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer, to his coaching staff. The 69-year-old Dunn was a coach in the WNBA from 2000 to 2014 with the Seattle Storm and Indiana Fever after several stops in the college game. She won the 2012 WNBA championship with Indiana and was inducted into the Hall in 2014 with over 500 wins to her name.

Dunn joins Kyra Elzy and Niya Butts as the three assistants under Mitchell, as well as Amber Smith, who was given a special role as player development coach and player liaison. The addition of Dunn completes Mitchell’s staff for the upcoming season.

Next order of business for UK Hoops: dig up these old Lin Dunn masks. And maybe add a player or four.

 

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

25 Comments for Matthew Mitchell adds Hall of Famer to his staff



  1. @GoCayts
    2:20 pm May 24, 2016 Permalink

    how much continuity does that add to the staff to hire someone about to turn 70? oh well, nice accomplishments and experience, though



    • catdaddyd
      11:13 pm May 24, 2016 Permalink

      Is she single?



  2. Caliparty09
    2:25 pm May 24, 2016 Permalink

    #comeback #LinDunnGoonSquad



  3. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    2:58 pm May 24, 2016 Permalink

    What position does she play?



  4. Bluegrass7914
    3:10 pm May 24, 2016 Permalink

    This was a huge pickup for Matthew Mitchell. This was a great way to address the concerns. You added a Hall of Fame basketball coach to your bench. Heck It’s exciting to me



    • Kyblueblood
      3:15 pm May 24, 2016 Permalink

      Glad you are! I think its embarassing how desperate he is. Reaching for any straw that is visible, otherwise she would have already been on the staff (if she was such a great get)



    • Booby Petrino
      4:18 pm May 24, 2016 Permalink

      People will find anything to complain about. Coaches leaving…fire Matthew! Ex NBA coach hired…how embarrassing, she’s old. Let’s not act like there aren’t coaches out there her age or older. How old is Coach K…69. Duke should fire him for being old, right? Having a well respected ex NBA coach on your sideline is not embarrassing.



  5. Kyblueblood
    3:15 pm May 24, 2016 Permalink

    One coach per player is a good ratio though



    • Larry Pratt
      3:32 pm May 24, 2016 Permalink

      This gets my highly coveted Comment Of the Day Award.



    • inside info2
      3:56 pm May 24, 2016 Permalink

      I just LOLd



  6. secrick
    3:45 pm May 24, 2016 Permalink

    It’s called getting player’s attention, ha the girls want to play at the next level to.It’s not like he hired a 69 year old blogger.



  7. Suffering Fools
    3:45 pm May 24, 2016 Permalink

    She looks strangely like an ex-nun, but with better fashion sense.



  8. Angelo
    3:56 pm May 24, 2016 Permalink

    I hope she doesn’t forget to take her medicine every day. And on time.



  9. realkynerd
    3:58 pm May 24, 2016 Permalink

    These comments. Y’all be 70 hopefully 1 day.



  10. Thundercats
    4:08 pm May 24, 2016 Permalink

    Shouldn’t she be retired?



  11. keiths
    4:11 pm May 24, 2016 Permalink

    she is double dipping. drawing social security and a paycheck from UK!



  12. WestCoastCat
    4:15 pm May 24, 2016 Permalink

    Y’all act like this is Men’s Basketball…
    They weren’t even relevant until Matthew Mitchell came along. Now you want to question his every move like he’s Billy G. Everyone take a deep breath and coach YOUR team… oh, that’s right… a bunch of armchair coaches here.



  13. Sentient Third Eye
    4:34 pm May 24, 2016 Permalink

    Women live longer. She’s only about 64 in Man Years.



  14. W.C.
    10:14 pm May 24, 2016 Permalink

    Are you saying she is too old ? Hillary will be 70 in about five months, 78 at end of a 2nd term. Bernie and Trump are older than that.



    • W.C.
      10:15 pm May 24, 2016 Permalink

      Older than she is.



  15. loburn
    2:58 pm May 25, 2016 Permalink

    OK all you fault finders; for all your negative or off sense of humor remarks, look in the mirror! Are you as accomplished as is Coach Dunn? Could you make a difference in a Basketball program? Be on The BBN side! That is if you are not a fair weathered fan! Be on the side of repair and re-growth!
    I bet you have some mistakes you don’t want to hear over and over and over! Especially if you are trying to correct them! GET BEHIND THE TEAM! 💙 GO HOOPS!