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July 17, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spark Coach Linda Sharp was fired by her former USC point guard Wednesday, about three hours before the WNBA team played the Houston Comets. Assistant coach Julie Rousseau, 32, a former UC Irvine player, was named interim head coach. General Manager Rhonda Windham cited the underachieving team's emotional deportment as a key reason for the quick hook on Sharp, 47, who was only 11 games into the 28-game season. The Sparks were 4-7 before defeating Houston, 77-52. "The team was starting to go down the drain, and I didn't like the look in the players' eyes--there was no fire anymore," said Windham, the point guard on Sharp's Cheryl Miller-led USC teams that won national championships in the early 1980s.
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May 9, 2004 | Mike Terry
Former WNBA coach and Stanford assistant Julie Rousseau has been hired as the women's basketball coach at Pepperdine, Athletic Director John Watson said. She replaces Mark Trakh, who is the women's head coach at USC. A Los Angeles native, Rousseau was an assistant, interim head coach and head coach with the Sparks for parts of the 1997 and '98 seasons. She spent the last four seasons at Stanford. "I have a lot of mixed feelings about leaving Stanford," Rousseau said in a statement.
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SPORTS
July 17, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spark Coach Linda Sharp was fired by her former USC point guard Wednesday, about three hours before the WNBA team played the Houston Comets. Assistant coach Julie Rousseau, 32, a former UC Irvine player, was named interim head coach. General Manager Rhonda Windham cited the underachieving team's emotional deportment as a key reason for the quick hook on Sharp, 47, who was only 11 games into the 28-game season. The Sparks were 4-7 before defeating Houston, 77-52.
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July 31, 1998 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Sparks will announce today that Julie Rousseau, the team's 32-year-old coach, has been fired. Assistant coach Orlando Woolridge, a 13-season NBA veteran, is expected to be named the WNBA team's interim coach, the team's third in just over a year. The Sparks play Phoenix tonight at the Forum. Spark President Johnnie Buss made the decision Thursday night, after meeting with Rousseau all afternoon at the Great Western Forum, shortly after the team returned from an Eastern trip.
SPORTS
May 9, 2004 | Mike Terry
Former WNBA coach and Stanford assistant Julie Rousseau has been hired as the women's basketball coach at Pepperdine, Athletic Director John Watson said. She replaces Mark Trakh, who is the women's head coach at USC. A Los Angeles native, Rousseau was an assistant, interim head coach and head coach with the Sparks for parts of the 1997 and '98 seasons. She spent the last four seasons at Stanford. "I have a lot of mixed feelings about leaving Stanford," Rousseau said in a statement.
SPORTS
December 18, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY
With a contract signature at a Forum news conference Wednesday morning, Julie Rousseau went from interim coach to head coach of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. Rousseau, 32, a year ago the head coach at Los Angeles' Washington High, became the Sparks' interim coach early last season, replacing Linda Sharp, who was fired on July 16. The club was 4-7 at the time, then won nine of 14, including four in a row down the stretch.
SPORTS
September 10, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spark interim Coach Julie Rousseau should have the "interim" erased from her title by the end of the week, club President Johnny Buss said Tuesday. Buss, who met for three hours Monday with his father, Laker owner Jerry Buss--also said he will return as president--but on a one-year contract, not a three-year deal he'd sought. Rousseau, 32, then the coach at Los Angeles' Washington High, was hired last spring as the No. 2 assistant to Linda Sharp.
SPORTS
July 31, 1998 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Sparks will announce today that Julie Rousseau, the team's 32-year-old coach, has been fired. Assistant coach Orlando Woolridge, a 13-season NBA veteran, is expected to be named the WNBA team's interim coach, the team's third in just over a year. The Sparks play Phoenix tonight at the Forum. Spark President Johnnie Buss made the decision Thursday night, after meeting with Rousseau all afternoon at the Great Western Forum, shortly after the team returned from an Eastern trip.
SPORTS
August 19, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lisa Leslie and the Sparks, shaking off their dreaded home-court disadvantage, made most of the big plays in the home stretch to win a crucial WNBA Western Conference game before 10,496 at the Forum Monday night. Leslie had 26 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Sparks to a 75-66 victory over Phoenix, pulling Los Angeles within a game of the conference-leading Mercury. With three games to play, the Sparks improved to 12-13. Phoenix slipped to 13-12.
SPORTS
July 25, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY
She doesn't look much like a sponge, yet that's what she calls herself. OK, "interim sponge." Last spring, Julie Rousseau got a break that would have been the envy of any high school girls' basketball coach in America. She became an assistant coach in the WNBA, for the Los Angeles Sparks. And since the WNBA is a summer league, she could continue as coach at Los Angeles' Washington High School. "I came here as a sponge," she said Saturday.
SPORTS
December 18, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY
With a contract signature at a Forum news conference Wednesday morning, Julie Rousseau went from interim coach to head coach of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. Rousseau, 32, a year ago the head coach at Los Angeles' Washington High, became the Sparks' interim coach early last season, replacing Linda Sharp, who was fired on July 16. The club was 4-7 at the time, then won nine of 14, including four in a row down the stretch.
SPORTS
September 10, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spark interim Coach Julie Rousseau should have the "interim" erased from her title by the end of the week, club President Johnny Buss said Tuesday. Buss, who met for three hours Monday with his father, Laker owner Jerry Buss--also said he will return as president--but on a one-year contract, not a three-year deal he'd sought. Rousseau, 32, then the coach at Los Angeles' Washington High, was hired last spring as the No. 2 assistant to Linda Sharp.
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August 19, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lisa Leslie and the Sparks, shaking off their dreaded home-court disadvantage, made most of the big plays in the home stretch to win a crucial WNBA Western Conference game before 10,496 at the Forum Monday night. Leslie had 26 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Sparks to a 75-66 victory over Phoenix, pulling Los Angeles within a game of the conference-leading Mercury. With three games to play, the Sparks improved to 12-13. Phoenix slipped to 13-12.
SPORTS
July 25, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY
She doesn't look much like a sponge, yet that's what she calls herself. OK, "interim sponge." Last spring, Julie Rousseau got a break that would have been the envy of any high school girls' basketball coach in America. She became an assistant coach in the WNBA, for the Los Angeles Sparks. And since the WNBA is a summer league, she could continue as coach at Los Angeles' Washington High School. "I came here as a sponge," she said Saturday.
SPORTS
July 17, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spark Coach Linda Sharp was fired by her former USC point guard Wednesday, about three hours before the WNBA team played the Houston Comets. Assistant coach Julie Rousseau, 32, a former UC Irvine player, was named interim head coach. General Manager Rhonda Windham cited the underachieving team's emotional deportment as a key reason for the quick hook on Sharp, 47, who was only 11 games into the 28-game season. The Sparks were 4-7 before defeating Houston, 77-52.
SPORTS
July 17, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spark Coach Linda Sharp was fired by her former USC point guard Wednesday, about three hours before the WNBA team played the Houston Comets. Assistant coach Julie Rousseau, 32, a former UC Irvine player, was named interim head coach. General Manager Rhonda Windham cited the underachieving team's emotional deportment as a key reason for the quick hook on Sharp, 47, who was only 11 games into the 28-game season. The Sparks were 4-7 before defeating Houston, 77-52. "The team was starting to go down the drain, and I didn't like the look in the players' eyes--there was no fire anymore," said Windham, the point guard on Sharp's Cheryl Miller-led USC teams that won national championships in the early 1980s.
SPORTS
August 13, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY
General Manager Rhonda Windham of the Los Angeles Sparks was fined $1,000 for "verbally abusing" officials after the Sparks' 72-71 loss at Houston last Saturday. She was docked for saying that missed calls had a direct bearing on the outcome of the game. In addition, Los Angeles Coach Julie Rousseau and center Lisa Leslie were fined $300 each for criticizing the officials.
SPORTS
June 16, 1998 | EARL GUSTKEY
vs. Sacramento Monarchs Site--Arco Arena, Sacramento. Radio--KLAC (570). Records--Sparks 1-1, Sacramento 0-1. Update--The Sparks wrap up a three-game, season-opening road trip tonight, hoping to find some reserves who can contribute offensively so they can carry a 2-1 record into Friday's Forum opener against New York. Los Angeles defeated Utah in its Thursday opener, then lost at Phoenix on Sunday, 70-60.
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