Sylvia Hatchell resigns as North Carolina women’s basketball coach

first_imgThe review looked into allegations that Hatchell displayed racial insensitivity toward players, pressured medical staff to prematurely clear injured players and was responsible for a “breakdown of connectivity” with her team.MORE: UConn’s Auriemma says majority of coaches are ‘afraid of their players’North Carolina commissioned the investigation days after The Washington Post reported complaints about Hatchell’s coaching style. UNC placed Hatchell and her staff on paid administrative leave while the review took place.Hatchell told the Daily Tar Heel earlier this month, “I love each and every one of the players I’ve coached and would do anything to encourage and support them. They are like family to me.”An attorney for Hatchell looked to push back against claims of racism by telling the News & Observer of Raleigh that Hatchell’s use of the term “hang us out to dry” was misunderstood. “There is not a racist bone in her body,” the attorney, Wade Smith, told the N&O. The review commissioned by UNC found that Hatchell “is not viewed as a racist, but her comments and subsequent response caused many in the program to believe she lacked awareness and appreciation for the effect her remarks had on those who heard them.”Hatchell, 67, is fifth on the all-time wins list with a career record of 1,023-405 in 44 seasons overall. She began coaching at UNC in 1986. She led the Tar Heels to a national championship in 1994 and two subsequent Final Four appearances.Material from Ominsport’s Bob Hille and Marc Lancaster was used in this report. Sylvia Hatchell is out as North Carolina’s women’s basketball coach after 33 seasons in Chapel Hill.UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham announced Thursday night (as reported by Raleigh, N.C., television station WRAL) that he accepted Hatchell’s resignation after receiving the results of an outside review of Hatchell’s program. Cunningham said in a prepared statement that the review “found issues that led us to conclude that the program needed to be taken in a new direction.”last_img read more

Russian billionaire ‘would consider’ Everton investment after Arsenal exit

first_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Nonetheless, the club has quadrupled in profit since his investment.“When I bought the stake in Arsenal I believed that football brands would be able to generate profit,” he said. “This is happening now.”Usmanov’s Arsenal shares are valued at around £550m.Kroenke plans to make a compulsory buyout offer for all remaining Arsenal shares once he has 90 per cent of the stock. Usmanov was the second-biggest shareholder at Arsenal LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer center_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 1 LIVING THE DREAM targets moving on Alisher Usmanov says he ‘would consider’ investing in Everton after the sale of his Arsenal shares.Usmanov, Russia’s eighth-richest man, could take his cash to a Premier League rival after agreeing to sell his 30 per cent stake in Arsenal to Stan Kroenke. The billionaire’s USM Holdings already sponsor Everton’s training ground, Finch Farm, and he is a friend and business partner of the club’s major shareholder Farhad Moshiri.He told Bloomberg: “Should there be a proposal or a possibility to invest in them with good potential returns, I would consider the deal.“We are friends with Farhad Moshiri. If he needs the support, I am happy to help.”Usmanov, who bought his stake in Arsenal in 2007 from David Dein, has been left frustrated over his lack of influence as the second-largest shareholder. RANKED IN DEMAND REVEALED last_img read more

Rangers boss Gerrard warns it will take big bids to sign his stars

first_img huge blow 1 shining Speaking after his side moved back to within five points of league leaders Hearts after claiming a 3-1 win over Craig Levein’s team, Gerrard said: “I know the CEO at Brighton [Paul Barber] very well. I used to work alongside him at the FA. He’s got my number and he knows where I am.“But he best go to the owners and ask for an awful lot of money if he wants James Tavernier.“That goes for any CEO, any owner, any club that wants my captain. They best go to the bank and get an awful lot of money out – or he’s not going.“I would be surprised if teams don’t come [for Tavernier] because he’s been absolutely fabulous for me. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday cracker REVEALED REVEALED Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City no dice Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT center_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won “Every player has their price but if the price is not right then he does not go anywhere. He stays as my captain.”Gerrard added: “All my players are for sale. Let’s get it out in the open. Every single one of my players is for sale. They have all got a price.“But they are not the old prices. It’s the new prices. So if you want them then come with loads of money and you can have them.” Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Rangers manager Steven Gerrard admits every one of his key players is available to buy, but warned any suitors they will need to break the bank to buy any of them in January.Brighton are reportedly tracking Gers skipper James Tavernier but the Liverpool legend has now stated it will take a huge bid to land him, or any other members of his squad. Latest Premier League News tense deals Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REAL DEAL silverware Rangers star James Tavernier is a wanted man. last_img read more