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I am sorry to see Suzie McConnell Serio leave the league. I have always admired what she has done for women's basketball, both as a player and coach.
She has always been honest and a class act, and that includes the way she stepped down Sunday. She was a complete professional with no signs of bitterness when she announced her resignation after 3½ years with the Lynx.
McConnell Serio was no doubt feeling pressure to step down. Although she should be remembered as the coach who took Minnesota to its first playoff appearance, fans and the front office likely expected more this season after the Lynx added two of the top seven picks in April's draft, including No. 1 overall selection Seimone Augustus.
Is it a good move? Only if the Lynx can win, and that's something only time will tell. In the meantime, hats off to McConnell Serio. Not many people can jump from coaching high school basketball straight to the pro level. But she did and deserves a lot of credit for all she has accomplished.
-- ESPN's Nancy Lieberman