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Pelicans assistant Teresa Weatherspoon withdraws from consideration for Mercury head coach: Sources - The Athletic

Pelicans assistant Teresa Weatherspoon is removing her name from consideration for the head-coaching job with the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, sources told...

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Pelicans assistant Teresa Weatherspoon is removing her name from consideration for the head-coaching job with the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, sources told The Athletic. New Orleans successfully pushed to keep their well-regarded assistant, sources said.

The Hall of Famer is in her third season with the Pelicans organization. She joined as a player development coach in 2019 before moving into an assistant coach role in 2020. She remained on the staff when New Orleans changed head coaches this past offseason, hiring Willie Green to replace Stan Van Gundy. Weatherspoon was previously the coach of the Louisiana Tech women's basketball team from 2009 to 2014.

The Mercury are looking for a coach after parting ways with Sandy Brondello in December. Brondello, who led Phoenix for eight seasons, became the New York Liberty's coach in early January.

One WNBA team has already hired an NBA assistant this offseason: In December, Becky Hammon left the San Antonio Spurs to coach the Las Vegas Aces.

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