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Powell settles into coaching role

WNBA veteran, former Stanford star finding her niche on Gonzaga sideline

Originally Published: December 18, 2013
By Michelle Smith | espnW.com

Nicole Powell stood on the court in front of the visitors' bench in Maples Pavilion on Saturday afternoon, looked up at the screen above center court and smiled widely as the strains of the "Welcome Back Kotter" theme boomed through the speakers.

The video highlights showed a young Powell, wearing her trademark headband, etching her spot in the Stanford women's basketball record books as a three-time All-American.

When it was done, and the Stanford fans stood and applauded, ...

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