Taj McWilliams-Franklin Accepts Assistant Coach Position with New York Liberty
Former Lynx center Taj McWilliams-Franklin accepted an assistant coach position with the New York Liberty, the team announced yesterday. McWilliams-Franklin had spent each of the last two seasons in Minnesota, leading the Lynx to back-to-back WNBA Finals appearances, including winning the first championship in franchise history in 2011. She averaged 8.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 25.7 minutes per game over 67 regular season games with the Lynx.
A 14-year WNBA veteran, McWilliams-Franklin ranks amongst the all-time WNBA leaders in a number of categories, including first in offensive rebounds (1,062), second in rebounds (3,013), fifth in games played (440), fifth in field goals (1,985), sixth in steals (580), seventh in blocks (443) and eleventh in points (5,013). Last season, McWilliams-Franklin became just the second player in WNBA history to record 5,000 points and 3,000 rebounds in a career. In 440 career games (436 starts), McWilliams-Franklin averaged 11.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 blocks per game.
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