women’s basketball delivered at the Naismith Tip Off luncheon in Atlanta October
25, 2011. I was riding in the back of a cab in Washington DC last February, the
same day President Obama was delivering his annual State of the Union. The taxi driver asked if I was in town
for the State of the Union. My
puzzled reply was what State of the Union? I had no clue!
It spawned my campaign for the good of our game!
I’m now “Madame Resident” because I live inside the game like you! Cast your vote for Madame Resident!
Our game has more million dollar coaches than ever.
Look at the bench in college basketball. More suits than uniforms. Unemployment rate on the national level
is at 9% and 46 million Americans are out of work.
Not in my basketball administration. Head Coaches make so much money; I’ve
made it a personal rule never to pick up the tab in their presence. Economy in
great shape thanks to the efforts of many to put more games on TV and put our
game in the main stream sports culture.
This is the year of the concussion, not the ACL. There’s good and bad in this. Coaches need to train the neck, not just train from the neck up! We’ll nationalize the concussion test so it will be clear who gets
Gov’t regulations: I promise to clean up officiating. We’re going to standardize the rules. A foul on
the east coast is a foul on the west coast. Traveling on the West Coast is traveling on the east coast.
Let’s Go Green! The NCAA rule book is bigger than the IRS tax code. We’ll create a better environment and
save a few Stanford tree mascots.
We will spend NO money on defense. My fellow Americans don’t care about Defense! We will put our money into the pick n roll, running the flex, executing horns, drilling every option in the
motion and dribble-drive game. We will protect the shooter and reward those teams that put 100 points on the
board. What were we put on this earth to do? SCORE!
Homeland Security Not on my watch will this happen again! A TSA screening breach of
3-1-1. 3 people, 1 security guard, 1 borderline legal fun time at a sporting
Relations/Diplomacy: There are times it will require covert operations but I have a proven track record of bringing people together, no matter their differences for the diplomacy of the game! Two colossal giants in
the world of basketball can and will persevere for what’s good and for what’s right.
Education. “No Fan left behind”. It’s you! The people matter! You pay to park, pay for a
ticket, buy concessions and attend the game we all love. The fan should be rewarded for their investment in the game. And you will be rewarded with the best product we can put on the floor if
you will continue to show up and