Coach Woolpert Reacts To Kipp Christianson Being Fired
YAKIMA, Wash.- New information has come in on the firing of Sunkings Assistant Coach Kipp Christianson and the news release sent to us yesterday. The release appeared to be sent by Coach Paul Woolpert, but today we talked to him and he said it definitely wasn't him. He told us over the phone Friday it was someone from the Sunkings office, and it wasn't approved by him.
Woolpert also told us he was shocked and disappointed to hear the news that Christianson had been let go. Right now Woolpert and the team are in New York for a game, Saturday they'll head to Oklahoma for another two game stretch. Woolpert says he hopes the Yakama Nation Committee has a better explanation about it when he gets back into town.
While the team is on the road, so is Christianson, except he's headed back to his home in Flordia. Christianson came to Yakima from Tampa back in August of 2007 when he was first hired on. KNDO confirmed today that Christianson is seeking legal action, but his attorney James Elliott says they cannot comment on any on-going legal action. Christianson told us on the phone Friday that he's trying to stay positive about the situation and hopes for pursue another job with something basketball related.