You Have No Idea How Hard It Is Not To Make A "Pokey" Joke

This, friends, is Pokey Chatman, who, until about 16 hours ago, was one of the most successful young coaches in women's college basketball, leading her LSU Tigers into the NCAA tournament and earning the respect of her peers. Now, though, she's decidedly less than that: Now she's a disgraced former coach who might have been sleeping with more than one of her players.

The shocking resignation of LSU women's basketball coach Pokey Chatman was linked Thursday to inappropriate conduct with players, according to university sources familiar with the matter. Chatman announced she would step aside immediately.

The folks at Women's Hoops Blog are all over this story, though you get the feeling they'd rather not. There are tons of rumors out there about which player(s) Pokey — Pokey! — might have been involved with, including a current WNBA player, but we doubt those names will ever officially come out. We will enjoy watching them try to talk around this during LSU NCAA tourney telecasts though; Musburger's not covering these games, is he? Because that would make us all rather uncomfortable.

Chatman To Leave LSU Immediately [Times-Picayune]
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