Updated: There are two new coaches in the North Division of the Big 12, with Robin Pingeton taking over at Missouri (she was formally announced at a press conference Thursday), and Linda Lappe named Colorado’s new coach at a press briefing this morning in Boulder.
Pingeton comes from Illinois State; Lappe, who is a former Buffs player, from Division II Metro State.
I am trying to take some deep breaths and sort out my thoughts on these two hires. Actually, I was up most of the night writing those thoughts, but I don’t want to publish all that just yet without a little more time to ponder the situations. If that gives you some indication my reaction to both is not exactly positive, that’s a correct guess.
Yet, I don’t want to just unload negativity, because that serves no purpose. I have some real questions about both of these coaching choices and want to be fair, but firm, about how I present those. Will have more to say, much more, a bit later.
I do want to take time to “plug” something: broadcaster Brenda VanLengen does a twice-weekly women’s sports radio show here in Kansas City _ it’s called, “She’s Got Game” _ and has been gracious to have me as one of her regular guests. The show is Mondays and Fridays at 1 p.m., and you can listen live or on replay at this site.