Retired Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth’s phone rang frequently when Kelly Graves resigned in early April 2014 to take the Oregon women’s basketball coaching position. Roth didn’t have to look far to find Graves’ replacement. He ultimately interviewed just one person.
Lisa Fortier isn’t a fan of the West Coast Conference schedule. The Gonzaga women’s basketball coach didn’t mince words. “I don’t like it,” Fortier said after her 18th-ranked Zags opened WCC play last week with a 74-53 win at Portland.