“Acting as if” led a college synchronized swimmer to a legendary basketball coaching career. “Acting as if” generated equal resources for the girls’ basketball program at Westwood High. “Acting as if” produced the Ivy League’s winningest coaching career in any sport, men’s or women’s.

“To act as if” is Kathy Delaney-Smith’s mantra, the guiding principle for the last four decades of Harvard women’s basketball. Revered by her players and a champion for women’s rights, Delaney-Smith, 72, is retiring at the end of this season, her 40th. Read More