This is good news for the Gophers. Coach Whalen seems to have done a really nice job balancing her coaching/recruiting responsibilities with the requirements placed upon her as a WNBA player. In the end though, it was always going to be better for the Gophers to have Lindsay available as a full time head coach.
One interesting fact from the press release that I wasn’t aware of. Lindsay is going to retire as the most successful player in WNBA history, with an all-time wins record of at least 322 victories. Here’s to Lindsay and the Lynx taking home one more title before she turns her attention to leading the Gophers!