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News Of Basketball Hall Of Famer Anne Donovan's Death 'Just Heartbreaking'

News Of Basketball Hall Of Famer Anne Donovan's Death 'Just Heartbreaking'

As Connecticut Sun coach Curt Miller and Washington Mystics coach Mike Thibault watched the final seconds tick off the clock with the Mystics up 95-91 Wednesday night, neither knew of the cloud that had descended over women’s basketball. Anne Donovan, women’s basketball legend and Olympian, had died of heart failure at 56.

The news struck both Miller and Thibault, who were connected with Donovan through the Sun. She was Thibault’s successor and Miller’s predecessor, coaching the Sun from 2013-15 before resigning after going 38-64.

“I’ve just been told the news about the passing of Anne Donovan, so it puts the simple game of basketball in perspective,” Miller said after the...

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