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Former Stanford and U.S. Star Jennifer Azzi Comes Out as Gay

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    University of San Francisco coach and former Stanford and U.S. star Jennifer Azzi has come out as gay, announcing she is married to her top assistant, Blair Hardiek.

    Azzi made the announcement Thursday night when she introduced Golden State Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts at the Anti-Defamation League's Torch of Liberty Award ceremony in San Francisco.

    In 2011, Welts — then president and chief executive of the Phoenix Suns — became the first senior sports executive to openly acknowledge he was gay.

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