Pat Borzi The formal press conference had been over for a while when Lindsay Whalen wrapped up the last of her television interviews downstairs at Williams Arena and headed for the elevator. But Whalen’s whirlwind first day as the new University of Minnesota women’s basketball coach wasn’t close to over. Upstairs in the Club Room, dozens of boosters awaited one of the most popular athletes Minnesota has ever produced.It had been an insane week that began with Gophers coach Marlene Stollings bolting for Texas Tech and ended with the 35-year-old Whalen accepting a job she privately coveted but never expected to be offered this soon.Whalen greeted two familiar reporters waiting to ask questions with a question of her own: “How was the...
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Everybody loves Lindsay Whalen. That doesn't mean the U's decision to hire her is without risk.