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Gillom named Sparks head coach

Updated: December 14, 2009, 7:46 PM ET
Associated Press

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Hoping to infuse some new life into the franchise, Los Angeles Sparks general manager Penny Toler tabbed a former WNBA veteran with limited coaching experience to become the team's newest head coach.

Toler introduced former Sparks player and Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Jennifer Gillom as the eighth head coach in franchise history on Monday.

Gillom, a six-time gold medalist, said she had to "pinch myself" after the details were finalized on Friday.

"This ...

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