San Francisco women's basketball coach Jennifer Azzi resigns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco women's basketball coach Jennifer Azzi is leaving coaching after six years at the school.

Azzi announced her resignation on Thursday, about two months before the start of the season. She says she wants to pursue new career opportunities. Azzi also said she and her wife, Dons associate coach Blair Hardiek, are expecting the birth of their first child later this year.

Azzi led San Francisco to its first NCAA tournament appearance in 19 years last season after the Dons won the West Coast Conference tournament as the sixth seed. She had a 73-114 record in her career.

Azzi was an accomplished player, winning an NCAA tournament title at Stanford in 1990 and a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics.

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