Michael Jordan once said, “I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era.”
Dawn Staley exemplifies that phrase.
In her career as a basketball player, she attained to levels of greatness that many others could only dream of. In college, at Virginia, she was honored as the consensus National Player of the Year twice (1991, ’92). As a WNBA player, she was a six-time All-Star. As an Olympian, she was a three-time Gold medal winner.
Now, as a coach at the University of South Carolina, she has led her team to greater heights over each of the past five seasons. The Gamecocks’ record has improved in each year that she has been in charge. From a 10-18 losing record in her first year to 25 wins and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament in each of the past two seasons.
Now, she heads to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Some of the people she has impacted over the years weighed in on her nomination to the Hall of Fame.
Before there was Kristi Toliver, there was Dawn Staley. Check out this all-access piece on her Hall of Fame career: http://t.co/54KixXjtl9
— WNBA (@WNBA) September 2, 2013
Congrats to @dawnstaley on her HOF induction.
— Billy King (@bkdefend) September 6, 2013
— Tamika Catchings (@Catchin24) September 6, 2013
— Monica Wright (@monnie22) September 6, 2013
— Nikki Mccray (@NikkiMccray15) September 7, 2013
— Swin Cash (@SwinCash) September 6, 2013
Dawn Staley’s career never ended, it merely evolved.
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