Kim Mulkey's Washington Post story explained: What we know

As it turns out, March Madness extends far beyond the confines of the court.

LSU women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey spent four minutes of Saturday's news conference going after her next opponent: The Washington Post.

Mulkey, who led the Tigers back to the NCAA Tournament one year after winning a national title, accused the newspaper of writing an upcoming article framed as a “hit piece” about her. According to Mulkey, the newspaper reporter has been working on this article for the past two years and has contacted several former coaches and players.

“I hired the best defamation law firm in the country, and I will sue The Washington Post if they publish a false story about me,” Mulkey said. “Not many people are in a position to hold this type of journalist accountable, but I will do it.”

A Washington Post spokesperson declined a request for comment from USA TODAY on Saturday.

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