From Slam: The W Exclusives: Cappie Pondexter - Getting personal with the Mercury’s star guard.
Cappie Pondexter absolutely killed the competition this year. Her best all-around season to date, Cappie once again was a vital factor all throughout the Mercury’s road to the 2009 WNBA Championship averaging 19 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds per contest.From All Basketball Review: Leadership - Renee Montgomery (which gives me a "so this is what Jeff House is up to!" WATN? moment.)
I recently caught up with Cappie to get an update on how her offseason is going thus far and find out how things have been since her eye surgery a couple weeks back. We talked about basketball, music, movies and even her favorite superhero…
I have been fortunate to coach many players with tremendous leadership ability. We are all fortunate to have the opportunity to coach against other players and witness their ability to lead. One of the premier young point guards in the World currently is Renee Montgomery. I was on the receiving end of two of her masterpieces while she was developing her leadership skills that enabled.
UConn to eventually complete a perfect 39-0 season and win a National Championship during her senior year. It was in her sophomore and junior years, two “not so close” wins were over us while I was at Virginia. (12/5/07: 75-45 and 12/18/06: 96-60) She was tremendous on the court, but she also showed great leadership when she went to the sideline as well. Even though the game was never in question she continued to lead. That stuck in my mind, impressed me.
Renee agreed to review and reflect on one of my recent posts Leadership: Seven Leadership Essentials and how it pertains to her and her career.
I expected a few sentences… What came about was easily better than the original. Download it and read it. Share it with your team. It’s a tremendous look at Renee’s leadership ability, who she is and where she is headed.