The Minnesota Lynx today announced that they
have hired former player, Teresa Edwards, and Ed Prohofsky as assistant coaches,
to go along with Carolyn Jenkins, who remains from the previous coaching staff.
Per team policy, terms were not disclosed.
2007 Minnesota Lynx coaching staff
excited about the coaching staff we've assembled with the Lynx," said Lynx
Chief Operating Officer Roger Griffith. "Each staff member offers a lot to
our team. Teresa Edwards is a women's basketball legend with Lynx ties, Carolyn
Jenkins has great knowledge of the league and our personnel and Ed Prohofsky has
tremendous basketball knowledge with his decades of coaching experience."
Cairo, Georgia, native, Edwards is USA Basketball's most decorated women's player.
She is the first and only American basketball player (male or female) to compete
in five Olympics. After winning her first gold medal in 1984, Edwards compiled
over 20 years of professional basketball experience. The 5-11 guard played professionally
in the American Basketball League as well as overseas in Italy, Japan, Spain and
France. In two seasons with the Lynx, she appeared in and started 68 games, averaging
5.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists. Edwards was the ABL Atlanta Glory's
player/head coach in the 1997-98 season.
Jenkins returns to the bench for
her fifth season as a member of the Lynx coaching staff. Jenkins served as interim
head coach after Suzie McConnell Serio stepped down as head coach. She brought
12 years of collegiate basketball coaching experience to Minnesota, including
stints with two of the top college programs in the country. Among her stops in
the college game include Stanford, Michigan State and Sacramento State University.
Jenkins is a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and the Black
Coaches Association and was elected to the Fresno (Calif.) Basketball Hall of
Fame in 1999.
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Prohofsky began his coaching career in 1957 as head coach
of the Kileen Base of the Unites States Army in Texas. He has high school, college
and professional coaching experience and spent time in the Timberwolves organization
as the Special Assistant to the Vice President of Basketball Operations and General
Manager. Most Recently, Prohofsky has worked as an assistant at Macalester College.
He is a Hall of Fame member of the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association.