LSU girls’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey may be awfully loud when she desires to be. We’ve heard it—when she’s berating officers, or complaining about masks, or negging reporters at press conferences. However she will also be conspicuously quiet. At present, on the workforce’s media day, Cory Diaz, who covers LSU girls’s basketball for the Lafayette Day by day Advertiser, requested Mulkey for her ideas on Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia for greater than seven months.
Griner, Mulkey’s most well-known former participant, headlined the Baylor workforce that went 40-0 and gained Mulkey her second NCAA championship as head coach in 2012. “I just wanted to get your thoughts on Brittney Griner’s situation,” Diaz started. “I don’t think I’ve seen anything from you on that, and—”
Mulkey interrupted, “And you won’t.” She answered his first query about roster-building as an alternative.
The Griner-Mulkey relationship is an odd one, and by all indications—Mulkey’s refusal to supply any sympathy at present amongst them—not a really heat one. Mulkey left Baylor for LSU after the 2020-21 season, however even when she was nonetheless teaching at Baylor, she hardly ever mentioned the star participant. Griner informed ESPN the Journal‘s Kate Fagan in 2013 that she felt pressured to hide her homosexuality in school to adhere to Mulkey’s “code of silence.” (Fagan lately mentioned that Mulkey had tried to get her fired from ESPN for writing the story.) “No matter how much support I felt as a basketball player at Baylor, it still doesn’t erase all the pain I felt there,” Griner wrote in her 2014 memoir. Mulkey’s resentment could also be why Baylor has but to retire Griner’s jersey; she is this system’s all-time scoring chief.