Ralph says leaving UConn not easy, but Vandy a 'no brainer'

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Shea Ralph said the possibilities coaching Vanderbilt offered were too good to pass up, though leaving UConn was very tough after investing in the Huskies as both a player and assistant coach for 13 seasons.

The chance to turn Vanderbilt back into a women's basketball power was a "no brainer."

"I'm not really looking at it as a rebuild, more like a revitalization ... we've seen that it can be done here," Ralph said Wednesday. "And that's I'm coming in here thinking that this is going to get done. And I'm just excited to be part of it, because I think it's such an amazing opportunity."

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