Da Boot Sports
By: Terrill J. Weil
BATON ROUGE, LA - Rename the LSU basketball court again after naming it after the legendary great Dale Brown less than a year ago? I DON'T THINK SO!
Word has leaked that a proposal to rename the LSU basketball court, 'Gunter-Brown Court' may end up on the agenda in September when the LSU Board of Supervisors hold their next meeting, so that former LSU Women's Basketball Head Coach Sue Gunter can be honored as well as Dale Brown.
Sue Gunter coached at LSU for 22 years from 1982-2004 finishing with a record of 442-221 (.667), before passing away in August 2005. Her Lady-Tigers played in 14 NCAA Tournaments and two WNIT Tournaments. She lead LSU to one Final Four in 2004 and won the WNIT Championship in 1985.
LSU has already honored Gunter with a beautiful display in the concourse of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center which includes a stunning statue of the former head coach.
In no way shape or form am I trying to diminish Gunter's accomplishments, but in my opinion, it pales in comparison to what Dale Brown has meant to the LSU basketball program.
What a ludicrous idea. If the LSU Board of Supervisors fail to vote against this proposal, they will face a tremendous amount of backlash from Coach Brown supporters. Such a change would also be an insult to Dale Brown.
Naming the LSU basketball court 'Dale Brown Court' was the correct thing to do and it was long overdue.
Change it?...... I DON'T THINK SO!!!!