Kim Mulkey is not afraid to speak out and make headlines.
About a month ago, the now former Baylor women’s head basketball coach shared her thoughts about testing players for COVID during the final three games of the NCAA Tournament, and of course, that didn’t go over well with the coronabro crowd.
Still, Mulkey didn’t care. She stated her piece and wasn’t afraid of the masses.
Since then, she has left Baylor to become the new women’s basketball coach at LSU. Some questioned that move, but Mulkey is from Louisiana and played basketball at Louisiana Tech. For her, the move made sense.
If there’s one thing we know already, it’s that Mulkey is going to be popular in Baton Rouge. During her introductory press conference, she made her thoughts on masks known rather quickly. In epic fashion, she took her mask off and threw it. Her words?
“Well, I’m going to take this damn mask off,” Mulkey said as she tossed it. “Cause I have a lot to say.”
Love this open for LSU’s new women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey: pic.twitter.com/EfqhTlRymX
That 10-second clip is probably enough to get Mulkey a lot of fans, maybe even from rival schools in the south. But for anyone wanting to watch the entire clip, you can do that below.
Mulkey was the head coach at Baylor for over 20 years and had a ton of success. She was the first person in NCAA women’s basketball history to win a national title as a player, an assistant coach and as a head coach.
She has plenty of Sweet 16, Elite Eight or Final Four appearances and two national championships in 2004-05 and 2011-12.
In other words, this was a huge get for the Tigers. Mulkey is widely regarded as one of the top coaches in the country, and she clearly isn’t going to cower in fear when it comes to controversial issues such as COVID-19.
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