PODCAST: Minnesota coach AND Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 5: Lindsay Whalen /

Host Howard Megdal is joined by Lindsay Whalen, wearer of many hats. Whalen just completed an offseason where she participated in Minnesota Timberwolves broadcasts and worked for the Big Ten Network as well. She also accepted an ambitious new challenge: head coach at her alma mater, University of Minnesota, while performing the “Dawn Staley”: continuing her playing career, the stellar, vital work she does at point guard for the Minnesota Lynx.

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Whalen discusses what her new schedule will look like, the important roles of her first two coaching hires, Carly Thibault-Dudonis and Kelly Roysland, along with how she came to see this as the best way forward for her professionally. What she’ll take from observing Cheryl Reeve, what the legacy of her Minnesota Lynx will ultimately be, and how a recruit can ever say no to someone recruiting her from inside the locker room of a WNBA dynasty all come up.

Plus, and perhaps most important, Whalen details the latest plans for Gentry, her Instagram alter ego.

Listen to one of the preeminent figures in the game today explain how she plans to do it all. And if you enjoy our podcast, subscribe, rate and review it so more people know where to hear all about women’s basketball.