Nolan Richardson steps down as head coach/GM of the Tulsa Shock

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.