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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Houston Loses a Big-Time Winner: Chancellor Steps Down from Comets Post



Let it not be said that H-Town Sports does not make every effort to cover all sports in the area as part of its appreciation for the fine men and women who compete on behalf of the city at all levels. The fiery and wise-cracking Coach Van Chancellor of the Houston Comets stepped down from his position on Wednesday afternoon citing the need to give the program a fresh start as Leslie Alexander negotiates to sell the team to Houston furniture mogul Hilton Koch.

Chancellor remained a constant face in the ever changing WBNA and has largely kept the Comets in the championship hunt for the better part of a decade. In his tenure, Chancellor won the first four WNBA championships, secured three Coach of the Year honors, amassed a 211-111 record in league play, coach two players to five WNBA MVP honors, and was selected as the coach of the WNBA All-Decade team. Additionally, Chancellor led the US National Women’s’ Basketball Team to a 38-0 record in international play and a Gold medal in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.

Chancellor publicly had indicated that he currently has no plans to coach elsewhere, but rumors persist that he is being interviewed for a position on the Houston Texans coaching staff to help toughen up some of the offensive players. When prompted about this rumor, Chancellor smirked, "I might do a lot of things."

4 Comments:

Blogger Scott said...

I was going to update the official H-Town Sports Poll to query which of the leading candidates for the Comets' head coaching position earns your support, but I haven't been able to come up with any yet. Cynthia Cooper? Dave Bliss? Nick Saban?

Thu Jan 04, 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering why Ted would post about the WNBA until I got to the last paragraph. That SOB will take any chance he gets to make a crack at the expense of the Texans. Seems time for management to revoke someone's posting privileges...

Thu Jan 04, 10:18:00 AM  
Blogger Ted Bosquez said...

Saban will take the job for the right money - he has no loyalty to anyone.

Thu Jan 04, 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/6458/vanchancellorxi5.jpg

Fri Jan 12, 01:47:00 PM  

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