When it comes to basketball coaching greats with Indiana ties, the question is not where to start the list—John Wooden,
Bob Knight, Tony Hinkle and Bobby Leonard would qualify as an initial Mount Rushmore—but where to end it. Among
women, the list is significantly shorter, but there’s one name that would be right at the top.
Last week’s column about the wide array of events on our July sports calendar in Indy was glaringly lacking in
one aspect: The Indiana Fever. As of this writing, they are the hottest team in the WNBA, reversing an
0-2 start and racing to six straight victories.
The Indiana Fever could spike this year. Ticket sales, sponsorship and the local buzz about the team are on the rise. But
perhaps most important, the Fever have key advocates in the Pacers Sports & Entertainment front office that the team simply
hasn’t had before.