Tina Marie Thompson is an American former WNBA professional basketball player and the head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers women's basketball team. Thompson was inducted into both the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018. The first college draft pick in WNBA history, Thompson was selected first by the Houston Comets. She helped lead the Comets to four consecutive WNBA Championships in 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000. She won two Olympic gold medals and made nine WNBA All-Star Game appearances. Until 2017 she was the WNBA's all-time leading scorer and, as of 2019, she ranks second in WNBA history.
|Born:||February 10, 1975, Los Angeles, California|
|Listed height:||6 ft 2 in|
|Listed weight:||178 lb|
|High school:||Morningside, (Inglewood, California)|
|League:||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|NBA draft:||1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1, Houston Comets|
About Tina Thompson
One of the greatest women's basketball players of all-time. She was a nine-time WNBA All-Star, four-time WNBA champion, and two-time Olympic gold medalist.
She played basketball and volleyball at Morningside High School in California.
She was the first draft pick in WNBA history.
She had a son with NBA player Damon Jones.
Lisa Leslie was her teammate in high school and college.
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- Texas Longhorns women's basketball coaches
- Houston Comets players
- Seattle Storm players
- Women's National Basketball Association All-Stars
- Los Angeles Sparks players
- American expatriate basketball people in Romania
- American expatriate basketball people in South Korea
- Olympic gold medalists for the United States in basketball
- Basketball players at the 2004 Summer Olympics
- Basketball players at the 2008 Summer Olympics
- African-American basketball coaches
- Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductees
- American expatriate basketball people in Russia
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