Seimone Augustus

Augustus Has Nothing But Praise For Auriemma

Augustus Has Nothing But Praise For Auriemma

Seimone Augustus has her jersey hanging from the rafters at the Maravich Center, alongside the likes of Shaquille O'Neal, Bob Pettit and Pete Maravich.

Yet before Sunday, Augustus had not been back to her college arena in six years. She was in the building when her No. 33 was retired in 2010, but life has been busy and she hasn't been back.

And when she did make an appearance, it was as much to see the visiting coaching as it was to see her alma mater. Augustus has played on two Geno Auriemma-coached Olympic teams, winning gold medals in London in 2012 and Rio last summer.

The WNBA great has forged a strong bond with Auriemma and the feeling is very much mutual. Auriemma...