Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Yolanda Griffith Retires

The Indiana Fever report that there will be no comeback for Yolanda Griffith after her season-ending injury this year. She played two minutes of a game on June 9, 2009 in Indiana against Seattle before a torn left Achilles tendon finished her career. She is now officially retired, and hoping to become a coach at either the college or pro level.

The argument could be made that Griffith was the greatest player ever to play the game. She's the WNBA leader in Adjusted Wins Score, and second to Lisa Leslie in (regular) Wins Score. She was a seven-time All Star, the WNBA MVP in 1999, the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year in 1999, and the WNBA Finals MVP in 2005 when the Sacramento Monarchs won their only WNBA championship. Griffith would also win gold medals for the United States women's basketball team in 2000 and 2004.

Hopefully, she can put her wealth of experience to use as a coach for some deserving college. Good luck, Yo.

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