Legendary coach Geno Auriemma told a former player she was ‘the worst rebounder’ and now she is one of the greatest rebounders in WNBA history
Somewhere lost in this assessment is the possibility that her coach "poked" her with the comment to inspire her to be better. It's the quality of the player to take that comment and progress and succeed. Kudos to her (and her former coach).
Tina Charles took the No. 2 spot on the WNBA's career rebounds list. When reflecting on the feat, the Washington Mystics star poked fun at her college coach at UConn. "That just goes out to Coach Auriemma, who always told me I was the worst rebounder," Charles said.