The Minnesota Lynx announced Friday that Jim Petersen, who has been an assistant for eight years, is resigning from the job.
The official press release, though, came in a distant second to the way that Petersen, a former Gophers basketball star and eight-year NBA veteran, broke the news in five tweets on social media.
Here is Jim Pete's truly elite set of tweets:
1/4 A press release is coming out momentarily but I wanted to be the first to inform Lynx fans I will not be returning to coach this season. pic.twitter.com/3K8yemeBT2— Jim Petersen (@JimPeteHoops) January 27, 2017
4/4 Thank you Lynx fans...your passion and support helped me become a champion. Can't wait to join you this summer to cheer our ladies on! pic.twitter.com/xNgH2x7Wr3— Jim Petersen (@JimPeteHoops) January 27, 2017