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Lynx Head Coach Don Zierden Named Radio Analyst for Gophers Basketball

October 31, 2008 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Minnesota Lynx News Release

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Lynx today announced that head coach Don Zierden will be the University of Minnesota Men's basketball radio analyst for the upcoming 2008-09 season. Zierden will team with Gopher play-by-play announcer Mike Grimm on the Gopher Radio Network. Grimm and Zierden are set to call every Gopher regular and postseason game along with the team's exhibition contest against St. Cloud State on Nov. 3.

"I couldn't be more excited about this opportunity with the University of Minnesota," said University of Minnesota radio analyst and Minnesota Lynx Head Coach Don Zierden. "Mike Grimm is one of the best in the business and together, we hope to take Gophers radio broadcasts to another level this season. I've coached at every level of basketball and am anxious to get started and see how my experience behind the bench translates to the broadcast booth. The University of Minnesota men's basketball program is on the rise and I'm excited and very fortunate to be a part of it."

This will be Zierden's first tour behind the mic, as he has served as the Lynx head coach for the past two seasons. Prior to his two seasons with the Lynx, Zierden coached with the NBA's Detroit Pistons and Minnesota Timberwolves on the staff of former Gopher Flip Saunders. Before his time in the NBA, Zierden spent three years with the University of Tulsa, where he coached along side current Gopher Associate Head Coach Ron Jirsa from 1986 to 1988.

The Minnesota Lynx have already begun their drive for the 2009 WNBA Championship. Season and group tickets for the 2009 season are on sale now by calling 612-673-8400, e-mailing or visiting

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