Van Chancellor was home in Katy, Texas, enjoying retirement, when he saw on ESPN’s news ticker Monday that the University of Virginia had hired Tina Thompson as its head women’s basketball coach.
“I immediately told my wife, Betty, ‘That is the perfect fit,’” Chancellor recalled Tuesday.
Chancellor coached Thompson on the Houston Comets, which won four WNBA titles in Thompson’s 12 seasons with the team, as well as on the United States team that captured the gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. (Thompson also helped the U.S. win Olympic gold in 2008). more >