Gail Goestenkors has been introduced at Texas and had a few comments about the move. Among them:
- "This certainly isn't about money. It's about the people and the challenge. I feel like we have the best to offer in the country. ... Quite honestly, it was the people. I wanted to be surrounded by these great people."
- "Before I entered into discussions with the University of Texas, athletics director Joe Alleva and Duke's administration approached me with a contract that was more than fair and addressed all of the issues I felt were important to the continued success of the women's basketball program."
- "This is it," she said. "That's why I knew this was the biggest decision of my life because I knew I was either going to stay at Duke for the rest of my life or go to Texas. If I let this Texas job go, it wasn't going to open up again and there was no other job that I would be interested in."
- New Texas coach Goestenkors: It was time to make a change
- Gail Goestenkors introductory press conference
- Goestenkors won't bring entire staff
- Goestenkors greets her new team, colleagues and fans
- Goestenkors a million-dollar lady
A small note about Texas: a while back, Texas took a lot of heat for raiding other schools for academic stars and for paying them huge salaries (who turns down a huge salary?). It's not the same thing, but worth noting - the three highest paid coaches at Texas - Mack Brown, Rick Barnes, and Gail Goestenkors - all were plucked from the ranks of the ACC.