On Texas Tech Coach Marsha Sharp's resignation which was announced Friday, Feb. 24, 2006:
"First of all, I am hopeful that this is not health-related. Coaching at the level we do is a hard job, and Marsha has done this for a very long time at a very high level. She will be missed. Marsha is one of those solid people in our profession who has really been instrumental in the growth of our sport. She and her work at Texas Tech have helped us get great visibility and credibility for the sport of women’s basketball, and let’s not forget about the long line of wonderful players she has developed.
This is a very hard business, and Marsha has been at it for a long time. She started with nothing and has built Texas Tech to what now is one of the top program’s in terms of tremendous fan support and success."
On the fact that Texas Tech’s next game will be against the Longhorns this Sunday, Feb. 26, in Austin (3 p.m. Central on ESPN2) [Texas is 13-12, 7-7 in the Big 12, while Texas Tech is 13-12 overall, 7-5 in the Big 12]:
"I was talking earlier today before practice with (long-time assistant coach) Kathy Harston, and we were reminiscing about all the times we’ve played against Tech in Lubbock. We’ve played there when they’ve had a pre-game ceremony, unveiling a banner or trophy, or retiring Sheryl Swoopes’ number, ceremonies like that. Well, Sunday’s game here in Austin will top it all, won’t it? Marsha’s retiring, and Texas Tech’s next game is playing against us in Austin!
All the games we have left are important, for both of our teams. We’ve played well at home, and I hope it that might be a difference for us come Sunday."