Atlanta WNBA owner says he's not interested in Rodman as coach

Updated: November 11, 2007, 10:08 AM ET
Associated Press

Ron Terwilliger, the owner of the new WNBA team in Atlanta, wants his coach to be a woman -- not just dress like one.

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AP Photo, Getty ImagesRon Terwilliger, the owner of the new WNBA team in Atlanta, wants a woman to coach his franchise -- not Dennis Rodman dressed in drag.

Dennis Rodman, who made headlines a few years back by dressing as a drag queen, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he is interested in a WNBA coaching job. And the Atlanta team begins play next summer.

"I love the city of Atlanta," Rodman told the paper through a spokesman. "Atlanta would be the ideal situation, starting from scratch."

Terwilliger said hiring Rodman would certainly drum up more interest in his team, but he's looking for someone with more sideline experience.

"My own view is that I don't think he's currently qualified to be a head coach," Terwilliger said. "We need someone who knows the league, knows how it works, knows the players and knows the college talent coming up. And we'd prefer to have a women's coach since it's a women's league."


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