TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Nolan Richardson resigned as coach and
general manager of the WNBA-worst Tulsa Shock and will be replaced
on an interim basis by Teresa Edwards.
David Box, one of the team's owners, confirmed early Saturday
that Richardson stepped down after going 7-38 in just over one
season as coach of the Shock. Tulsa started this season 1-10 and
lost 86-78 to Phoenix on Friday night.
In a statement, Richardson said: "While I am saddened to leave
the Tulsa Shock at this time and in this manner, I am also very
disappointed in the way we have started the year, and as coach, I
accept my share of the responsibility."
Richardson led Arkansas to an NCAA men's championship and was
lured out of retirement for his first endeavor as a women's coach.