September 7, 2022
Locked on Women’s Basketball: Lin Dunn reflects on Sue Bird, charts course for NaLyssa Smith and the Indiana Fever
Howard and Lin Dunn discuss yesterday's semifinal matches plus Dunn planning a new coach-lottery strategy to end Indiana's bad luck and Sue Bird's last game in a Seattle uniform
It’s time for another episode of the Locked on Women’s Basketball podcast. This episode features host Howard Megdal. Lin Dunn, general manager of the Indiana Fever and architect of some of the most important teams in WNBA history, joins Howard on the podcast.
Lin Dunn talks about yesterday’s semifinal matches:
“I started the evening with a little pre-show with Carolyn and Monica. And that got me all fired up because those two are bright. I had been anticipating a really good game between Connecticut and the Sky. I know Connecticut was disappointed. I know they were discouraged about their last game performance. But I think they also knew that all we have to do is hit those shots in the paint. And so they really didn’t change anything they did.
They just kept attacking the paint. And they did a really good job attacking the double team. I thought the diver from the back coming down low and then dropping the ball and getting those layups was really a great adjustment.”
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Lin Dunn talks about who has the slight advantage in the Connecticut Sun vs. Chicago Sky series:
“Well, that home crowd, that home court advantage don’t underestimate the value of it in a very close series. It’s a very close series that could go either way. So I would have to give the edge to Chicago because they’re back home and they’re pissed off. I can see some of the looks on some of their faces. They were stunned at the aggressiveness of Connecticut last night, but I’m not surprised and their backs are against the wall.
They were desperate. They look like a desperate team. And now we’ll see a desperate Chicago team Thursday night because you know their backs are against the wall now.”
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