Hall of Fame player Jennifer Rizzotti was named president of the Connecticut Sun, the team announced Tuesday.
Rizzotti starred at UConn, winning a national championship with the unbeaten Huskies (35-0) in 1995. She went on to play eight seasons of pro ball, including five in the WNBA where she won titles with the Houston Comets in 1999 and 2000.
She coached for 17 seasons at Hartford before going 72-74 at George Washington the past five years. She was fired last month after just one NCAA Tournament appearance.
Rizzotti, 46, will be responsible for the Sun's business operations and marketing strategies.
"This league employs the very best women's basketball players in the world. But more importantly, the WNBA is an inclusive and diverse community of women that inspire, lead and in their own words, 'provide a voice for the voiceless,'" Rizzotti said in a statement. "I am proud to have won two championships as a player in the WNBA and will work tirelessly to help bring a championship to the Sun franchise."
--Field Level Media