Overton leaves UMKC mid-season to lead Sky

Updated: December 13, 2006, 4:14 PM ET
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Bo Overton resigned Monday as women's basketball coach at Missouri-Kansas City to become head coach and GM of the WNBA's Chicago Sky.

Overton coached his last game on Saturday, as Kansas State beat UMKC 64-56. The Kangaroos were 22-47 in two-plus seasons under Overton, including 2-9 this season.

The expansion Sky were a WNBA-worst 5-29 last season under Dave Cowens, who resigned to become a Detroit Pistons assistant coach. The team was expected to introduce Overton at a news conference Tuesday morning.

"Although I'd prefer not to leave in midseason, this is an outstanding opportunity," Overton said in a prepared statement on UMKC's Web site.

Assistant coach Candace White will take over as interim coach for the Kangaroos.

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