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Sunday, June 20, 2010

From Josh Flynn at SlamOnline: Risky Business - Seattle Storm’s Svetlana Abrosimova is loving basketball again

Svetlana Abrosimova is not a risk-taker. Her winsome smile morphs into a slight grimace at the suggestion. “[Seattle Storm head Coach Brian Agler] started saying this before he signed me—‘She’s a risk-taker’—and everybody repeats it now,” she laughs.

Risk-taker or not, there was one area Abrosimova was unwilling to take a chance: her return to the WNBA. Absent from the 2009 season, she wasn’t walking back onto the court for just any team. On the brink of turning 30, she wanted to spend her final years as a professional athlete seeking a championship. She didn’t want to arrive to training camp and hear a coach say the season would be a building process. She didn’t want to hear about youth, an inexperienced hunger to win.