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Women coaches given many early opportunities

Updated: May 31, 2006, 2:25 PM ET
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

Let's take a trip down "memory lane" in WNBA coaching. That will provide some perspective on how we got to where we are today, with 11 men as head coaches and three women.

In total, 27 men and 26 women either currently are or have been head coaches in the WNBA. This includes the short-term, fill-in-the-end-of-a-season appearances by people like Shell Dailey, Karleen Thompson and Cathy Parson.

And also Frank Layden, who finished out 1998 in Utah after Denise Taylor, the franchise's ...

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