Angela Beck formally introduced as coach of San Jose LasersAP , Associated Press
Apr. 24, 1997 7:57 PM ET
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ If she had listened to her fellow coaches, Angela Beck probably wouldn't have left Nebraska for the American Basketball League.
Beck was formally introduced Thursday as coach and general manager of the ABL's San Jose Lasers.
``I talked to just about every coach in America,'' Beck joked. ``It was interesting, I got a lot different perceptions. If I would've taken each one and really gone with it, I would have stayed (at Nebraska), I think. ... I had to just listen to them, then do what's right for Angela Beck.''
She said she will miss the collegiate game, but wanted to be a part of what she believes is the future of women's basketball.
Beck, 39, is the winningest coach in Nebraska history, compiling a 191-128 record in 11 years. She took the Cornhuskers to the NCAA tournament three times.
She takes over for Jan Lowrey, who was fired after the Lasers went 18-22 in the league's first season.
``A lot of people are talking about my move. A lot of people don't understand the move, but maybe in five years they'll look at me and understand what I did,'' she said.
Beck will be joined by Bobbi Morse, an assistant coach at Nebraska for the past two seasons.