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Zierden resigns days before opener

Updated: June 3, 2009, 9:02 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Lynx have promoted Jennifer Gillom to head coach after Don Zierden resigned to join Flip Saunders' staff in the NBA with the Washington Wizards.

Zierden's resignation and Gillom's promotion came Wednesday, three days before the Lynx open the WNBA season at home against the Chicago Sky.

In two seasons as coach, Zierden led the Lynx to a 26-42 regular-season record, including a 16-18 mark in 2008. He returns to the NBA after stints as an assistant with the ...

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