Power Players 004- Courtney Banghart

Power Players
Tuesday, March 31st
“It’s not about survival of the fittest, it is: survival of the ‘most adaptive’" - Courtney Banghart channels Charles Darwin.

After having accumulated, in her twelve years as head coach of Princeton University's women's basketball program, seven Ivy League titles, eight NCAA Tournament births, and a Naismith National Coach of the Year award, Courtney Banghart packed up her family and headed south on I-95 to Chapel Hill. After inking that chapter in the story of her life, Banghart, a year ago, began to write a new one as head coach of the University of North Carolina's women's basketball team. We'll discuss the build-up to that difficult decision and her professional growth because of it.

Through a coach's lens, we discuss the impact of COVID-19 on collegiate and professional basketball.

How are off-season programs, with gyms closed, affected?
What is it's the impact on scouting and recruiting?
NCAA's decision to cancel March Madness
5th year of eligibility?

Effect on WNBA's scheduling, draft, and overseas players

AND, if she were to be stuck in quarantine with any living athlete, who would it be?

We'll also tackle:
Has she met Michael Jordan yet?!
Advice to former Princeton Tiger Bella Alarie as she gets set to have her name called on draft night.
Why does Becky Hammon keep getting passed over in Gregg Popovich's absence?
1/3 of all NBA teams employ a woman on their coaching staffs
Does she have professional coaching aspirations?