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Kim Mulkey: the top basketball coach with flashy looks

On 2 April 2023, Kim Mulkey won the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association, the highest level of collegiate basketball in the United States of America) national championship for the first time as coach of the LSU - Lady Tigers (Louisiana State University). 

This is yet another triumph for a woman who has spent her entire life for basketball, first as a player and then as a coach.

What has made her famous, especially in recent years, apart from her sporting achievements, have been her countless flamboyant looks, including feathers, sequins and glittering sequins.

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Kim Mulkey: the top basketball coach with flashy looks
On April 2, 2023, Kim Mulkey won the national championship for the fourth time as a NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) coach, the first for LSU Louisiana State University.
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Coach of the LSU - Lady Tigers (Louisiana State University)
This is yet another triumph for a woman who has spent her entire life for basketball, first as a player and then as a coach.
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Her looks
What has made her famous, especially in recent years, apart from her sporting achievements, have been her countless flamboyant looks, including feathers, sequins and glittering sequins.
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The most famous look
A combination of fuchsia stilettos, tailored white pants and a jacket decorated with neon feathers. Kim demonstrated how her professional seriousness can combine with her fashion choices.
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Her story
Kim Mulkey has broken record after record in the history of women's basketball NCAA, but basketball was not her first love. As a child she started playing baseball with her sisters, but by the age of 12 she was already considered the best basketball player in her area, better than any of the boys.
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Olympic gold in 1984
Her victory in the Olympics led the town of Tickfaw to name a street in her honor, renamed "Kim Mulkey Drive".
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Her life as a coach
She started in 1985 at Louisiana Tech as an assistant coach, achieving a record 430 wins, covering the coaching position from 1996 to 2000. In 2000 she moved to Baylor University from Waco, Texas. Thanks to her, Lady Bears became a winning team, and in 2005 they won the NCAA tournament, recording an impressive record of 131 wins. She also won the 2012 and 2019 championships, two achievements that put her on the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020.
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