Legendary Coach Geno Auriemma Proposes That The Rim Be Lowered In Women’s Basketball

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – When you think of UConn women’s college basketball coach Geno Auriemma, what comes to mind?

How about success, success and more success?

The 58-year-old has won seven national championships in Storrs and has an unfathomable career winning percentage of .862. He’s lead the Huskies to 19 Big East regular-season championships and 18 Big East Tournament championships.

But aside from all of his accomplishments, Auriemma is a man who cares deeply about the state of women’s college basketball, from where it is presently to where it’s going in the future.

And the six-time Naismith Coach of the Year has an idea: He wants to lower the rim.

“What makes fans not want to watch women’s basketball is that some of the players can’t shoot and they miss layups, and that forces the game to slow down,” Auriemma told CPTV in Hartford. “How do (we) help improve that? Lower the rim…

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