Women's Hoops Blog

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

To Russia with Love: Spartak Keep Pace High in Offseason
...expectation for next season isn't necessarily going to be reduced in line with the circa 50% reduction in the player budget. Costalas is still expecting Chatman to deliver on the court with plenty of options at her disposal - many of whom would still be the envy of most coaches in ELW.

"Now we expect her to blend the veteran players with the young hungry talented players and help us bring good results while playing her type of basketball - aggressive, hardnosed, and disciplined, but simple and effective."

"Continuing from last season is Sue Bird, Anete Jekabsone, Marina Karpunina, Ilona Korstin, Irina Osipova, Sonja Petrovic and Natalia Vieru. We brought back Lauren Jackson, Katia Demagina and Noelle Quinn and signed three extremely talented players: Nadezda Grishaeva, Jelena Milovanovic and Epiphanny Prince who in the upcoming World Championships will be the starting point guard of the Russian National Team."

Speaking of National Teams, Katie Douglas may play for Greece and Sancho Lyttle for Spain.