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July 28, 1998 | Associated Press
Frank Layden, a former NBA coach of the year with the Utah Jazz, wasted no time making an impact Monday as the new coach of the Utah Starzz, the Jazz's WNBA counterpart. After being named to replace Denise Taylor earlier in the day, Layden coached the Starzz (7-13) to a 90-80 victory over the Phoenix Mercury before a raucous crowd of 8,624 that gave him a standing ovation during pregame introductions.
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July 28, 1998 | Associated Press
Frank Layden, a former NBA coach of the year with the Utah Jazz, wasted no time making an impact Monday as the new coach of the Utah Starzz, the Jazz's WNBA counterpart. After being named to replace Denise Taylor earlier in the day, Layden coached the Starzz (7-13) to a 90-80 victory over the Phoenix Mercury before a raucous crowd of 8,624 that gave him a standing ovation during pregame introductions.
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June 18, 1997 | Capsules by Earl Gustkey, Times Staff Writer
WEST LOS ANGELES SPARKS * Arena--The Forum. * Coach--Linda Sharp (409-184 at USC, Southwest Texas State). * Top players--Lisa Leslie, 6-5; Zheng Haixia, 6-8; Penny Toler, 5-8; Tamecka Dixon, 5-9. * Season ticket sales--1,700. * Outlook--Leslie (USC, '94), arguably the world's premier women's player, is paired impressively with Haixia--pronounced Hi-shaw. A late arrival, Haixia, with only three practices behind her, was impressive in two scrimmages with Phoenix. Sharp has a deep backcourt.
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July 2, 1998 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Salt Lake City, there's a 24-year-old woman playing professional basketball who's taller than Wilt Chamberlain and Shaquille O'Neal and is nearly a half-foot taller than Karl Malone of the hometown NBA Jazz. The Sparks' Lisa Leslie comes up to her throat. And here's the kicker--Margo Dydek, at 7 feet 2, can also play, as she will tonight at the Great Western Forum, when her team, the Utah Starzz, plays the Sparks.
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July 2, 1998 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Salt Lake City, there's a 24-year-old woman playing professional basketball who's taller than Wilt Chamberlain and Shaquille O'Neal and is nearly a half-foot taller than Karl Malone of the hometown NBA Jazz. The Sparks' Lisa Leslie comes up to her throat. And here's the kicker--Margo Dydek, at 7 feet 2, can also play, as she will tonight at the Great Western Forum, when her team, the Utah Starzz, plays the Sparks.
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June 18, 1997 | Capsules by Earl Gustkey, Times Staff Writer
WEST LOS ANGELES SPARKS * Arena--The Forum. * Coach--Linda Sharp (409-184 at USC, Southwest Texas State). * Top players--Lisa Leslie, 6-5; Zheng Haixia, 6-8; Penny Toler, 5-8; Tamecka Dixon, 5-9. * Season ticket sales--1,700. * Outlook--Leslie (USC, '94), arguably the world's premier women's player, is paired impressively with Haixia--pronounced Hi-shaw. A late arrival, Haixia, with only three practices behind her, was impressive in two scrimmages with Phoenix. Sharp has a deep backcourt.
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