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Tanisha Wright named Dream coach

Former Penn State women's basketball and WNBA player Tanisha Wright was hired as the head coach of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream in October. It's the first head coaching job for the native of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, who played for 10 seasons with the Seattle Storm and was recently an assistant with the Las Vegas Aces. Wright finished a standout Penn State career fourth on the career scoring list (she's now seventh) with 1,995 points. Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Nittany Lion basketball alumnus Tom Hovasse, who led Japan's women's basketball national team to a silver medal at the 2020 Olympics, was named the head coach of the Japanese men's basketball national team in September. Source: TalkBasket.net