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Mel Greenberg covered college and professional women’s basketball for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he worked for 40 plus years. Greenberg pioneered national coverage of the game, including the original Top 25 women's college poll. His knowledge has earned him nicknames such as "The Guru" and "The Godfather," as well as induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Former UNC Star Nikki Teasley Coaching Men in a Tourney Facing Villanova '09 Final Four Vets in 1st Round

(Guru's note: There are two links listed in this blog. If you define, cut and then paste each one you need into the url window on your browser, you will reach the link destination. The Guru just tested it on his ipad. )

By Mel Greenberg

PHILADELPHIA --
Right on the heels of a post Wednesday at the Sports Illustrated website about a decline in the number of females coaching women's basketball at the collegiate level and the fact women are rarely considered for men's jobs, comes this item:

There is a sort of street-ball type basketball tournament with a lot of social internet involved all weekend at Philadelphia University's Gallagher Center where 32 teams will compete Friday through Sunday for a grand prize of $500,000.

A highlight of the first round of The Basketball Tournament Friday features former North Carolina and WNBA star Nikki Teasley, now a mother of two, coaching and playing with an otherwise all-male men's squad, seeded 27th and composed of players from Virginia and Pennsylvania, against sixth-seeded Team ROBY, which features most of the men's stars of the 2008-09 Villanova team that reached the men's Final Four.

Scottie Reynolds is one of the players and ROBY stands for Rock Out Be You. Several others are Dwayne Anderson, Corey Fisher, and Dante Cunningham.

The Guru, unfortunately, is on the WNBA trail the next four days -- New York, Washington, Connecticut, New York -- but if someone out there wants to do the coverage honors, contact the Guru either through twitter or email and he will get you credentialed.

There is an associated video, whose link the Guru posted Wednesday afternoon, and will do again here in a bit.

In one of the video links Teasley, who hit a three-pointer with the Los Angeles Sparks in 2002 to finish off a 2-0 sweep of the New York Liberty in the finals, which were then best-of-three, notes that women have grown up playing with the guys all the time, so what's the big deal.

Each round costs $20 for you to attend.

The Guru doesn't have a lot of precise information at the moment but you can learn a lot from the organization's website http://www.TheTournament.com.

Here is the video link on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TupAurnRn6g

And here are some excerpts in an email from the PR group offering some details.

This is an inaugural event.

Philly has come up big with six (6) teams ready to battle in front of the home crowd including Sean Singletary and Sammy Zeglinski from the Philly Patriots, Maalik Wayns and his fellow ‘Nova alum on Team ROBY, Halil Kanacevic of Barstool Philly and Pat Carroll’s El Vino.

Tickets for Rounds 1-4 can be purchased for $20 per round at https://thetournament.webconnex.com/tickets or on-site at the event. Visit www.thetournament.com or follow us @TBTCommish.

Daily Schedule:
Friday June 6 – 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday June 7 – 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday June 8 - 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

www.TheTournament.com


Summer League Start Delayed a Week

The Philadelphia/Suburban NCAA Women's Summer Basketball League held its draft a week ago and as soon as longtime commissioner David Kessler sends rosters, etc., the Guru will post.

Kessler says he is also including high school affiliations along with the collegiate institutions players are attending or have attended.

The action was originally planned to get under way June 17, but Kessler became one of the latest individuals to get into a snafu involving the NCAA.

Until some applicants from Division I schools made Kessler aware they were having a problem getting cleared from their schools because of a lack of certification, the commissioner was unaware that his longtime annual drill making the application to the NCAA did not take.

There is a time frame that must pass before league play can begin and so with the onus tossed back to him, the solution Kessler proposed to all involved was to delay the start a week to June 24 and try to get most of the teams having D-1 players a bye early in the 12-game schedule.

That way they will only miss 3-4 games at most and he will pro-rate the fee for the missed games.

Additionally, start-up week is when Kessler is scheduled for a hip-replacement surgery, which will sideline him for several weeks.

The Action will again occur on Tuesdays and Thursday with three doubleheaders each night and play returns to the Kelly Bolish Gym, home of the AAU Renegades on Turnpike Drive in Willow Grove Business Park in Hatboro.

It is near the interesection of Davisville and Byberry Roads and the entrance to the drive is off a traffic light on Davisville right by the Pennsylvania Turnpike and you drive to the very end to the complex housing the gym.

The good news for many teams is former Saint Joseph's star Katie Kuester is now a video coordinator on the staff of national powerhouse North Carolina so maybe the longtime domination of teams she played for will be broken.

However, a slew of Hawks are expected to compete again. Their play last summer gave indication of a fine run in the ensuing winter and sure enough Saint Joseph's was back in the NCAA field this time as an at-large selection.

More will be provided when the commissioner checks in.

More Ginny Doyle Tributes

While the recent day-to-day long tributes to Richmond associate head women's basketball coach Ginny Doyle and associated coverage here has subsided in the wake of her tragic death in last month's hot air balloon accident in Virginia, communication continues here to the Guru involving the former Archbishop Ryan star.

Natalie Lewis, the operations director, and the captain Dan T. Kirk also died when the balloon came in contact with power lines and caught fire while attempting to arrive at the designated landing area.

Incidentally, the fact that the first nine of a top 10 all-time daily page views here are now from the recent activity here involving Ginny tells you everything you want to know of the the regard she was held here, in Richmond, and across the nation.

When appropriate, the Guru will still post stand-alone items, as he did throughout coverage that drew what is now over 50,000 page views the past four weeks.

But there are two items on the docket.

First, Fordham coach Stephanie Gaitley, the former Villanova star who coached Doyle at Richmond in the early 1990s, sent word here that all the proceeds from her annual chalk talk on June 20 will go toward the Doyle scholarship fund being established at Richmond.

Gaitley and Fordham recently agreed to an extension through 2020 that was announced several days ago.

Here is the link.

http://fordhamsports.com/news/2014/5/29/WBB_0529140319.aspx?path=wbball

Also, Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb, who was on the same staff as Doyle at Richmond, and several others have already started dicussions to propose some national assistant coach award in the same way the Maggie Dixon rookie coach in Division I was created after her tragic death from heart failure in 2006.

At the moment the WBCA is first in the process of getting a successor to longtime chief executive officer/executive director Beth Bass, who resigned April 17.

Interviews should begin soon, if not this week, after applications closed late last month.

Some names believed to be in the pool of candidates, according to sources familar with the hunt but not tied to the search committee, are former Penn senior women's administrator Mary Distanislao, former Saint Joseph's/Rutgers/Illinois Hall of Fame coach Theresa Grentz, former Old Dominion coach Wendy Larry, who now oversees women's basketball in the Atlantic Ten, and Danielle Donehew, who oversees women's basketball in The American and did so for the former Big East configuration.

Grentz, who recently had a book debut that she authored, and Larry, are past presidents.

There may be several others involved.

That is it for the moment. The Guru will be tweeting from the Garden tonight (Thurday). Will update on rest of weekend as to who is doing what as we go.

-- Mel








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