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Arizona State’s Turner Thorne retiring immediately after 25 seasons


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Arizona State women’s basketball coach Charli Turner Thorne is retiring following 25 decades.

Turner Thorne announced her retirement Thursday, a day just after the Sunshine Devils misplaced to Oregon Point out in the initially round of the Pac-12 Match in Las Vegas.

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Turner Thorne turned Arizona Condition into a countrywide powerhouse after currently being hired in 1996. She led the Solar Devils to the NCAA Match 14 situations, like five trips to the Sweet Sixteen and two to the Elite 8.

The 55-calendar year-previous Turner Thorne is the winningest coach in Arizona State background and next in the Pac-12 to Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer, her previous mentor, with a document of 500-308.

Arizona State head coach Charli Turner Thorne, right, reacts with her team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Oregon State in the first round of the Pac-12 women's tournament Wednesday, March 2, 2022, in Las Vegas.

Arizona State head coach Charli Turner Thorne, suitable, reacts with her group through the 2nd fifty percent of an NCAA college basketball video game towards the Oregon Point out in the to start with round of the Pac-12 women’s match Wednesday, March 2, 2022, in Las Vegas.
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Turner Thorne performed four seasons at Stanford ahead of embarking on a coaching profession that started out when she was a graduate assistant at Washington, adopted by an assistant career at Santa Clara and four seasons as Northern Arizona’s head mentor.

Arizona Condition went 20-60 in the 3 seasons prior to Turner Thorne was employed and she built the application again up, foremost the Sunshine Devils to their first league championships in background throughout the regular season and Pac-10 event.

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Arizona State had a faculty-document operate of 6 straight NCAA Tournament appearances from 2014-19 and certified for the postseason 23 times beneath Turner Thorne. She took a depart of absence for the duration of the 2011-12 time and led the Sunlight Devils to the 2nd round of the NCAA Event in 2013-14.

The Sunlight Devils struggled with accidents this time, finishing 12-14 general and 4-9 in Pac-12 play.

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