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Karl Malone speaks out via Twitter on the firing of Louisiana Tech women's basketball coach Teresa Weatherspoon

Louisiana Tech fired coach Teresa Weatherspoon Saturday night. She took the helm during the summer of 2008 and compiled a 99-71 record, including the only two losing seasons in the program's history, this year and last.


  1. Malone, an NBA legend, played at Louisiana Tech for three seasons (1982–1985). He is also the father of former WNBA player and LA Tech graduate Cheryl Ford.

    Affectionately know as "T-spoon" by fans, Weatherspoon, a two-time Olympian, played professionally overseas and for the WNBA New York Liberty and Los Angeles Sparks. She was voted as one of the top 15 WNBA players of all-time  in 2011.

    “This decision was very difficult to make and was not made without careful consideration of all the facts and implications,” said Louisiana Tech Athletics Director Tommy McClelland in a statement. “We are grateful for the loyal and dedicated service Teresa has given to the program during her tenure. She is a big part of the lore of this storied program, and her accomplishments as a Louisiana Tech player and coach will always be remembered.”
  2. Fans reactions on's Instagram:

    thecommondoddWhat about the fact that she wasn't a good coach? Just another case of Karl Malone not getting the whole picture.
    1basketball_momCoach Spoon was a Great Coach & I totally agree with Karl Malone
    bennelson87I agree with Karl with this. Although harsh, he makes some great points
    dbarnette71730Spoon was a great player and an asset to Tech. But the Techsters have only had two losing seasons in their history. Those seasons were this year and last year, both under Spoon's watch. Techsters are supposed to win 20+ games a year. This season was the first time in Techster history they had lost 20 games in a season. Good luck Spoon and good luck Tech as they both move forward.
    debrabmorganLATech needs an "Athlete panel" (for ALL Sports) of past athletes/coaches/supporters to give input on this kind of decision making process BEFORE drastic measures are taken!!! This not only affects the team but coaches, supporters, students and alumni! This is our reputation we're building or tearing down!
    ellenmdavis61I agree with @dbarnette71730 - I wish Spoon the best, but look forward to a better season next year.
    trenteverett84Look how the men's basketball team has improved since the firing of Karl's man, Rupp. Just because he is Karl, does not mean he knows best when it comes to coating personnel.