Some may not have heard the interview by David Siegel on HOOPFEED.COM with Pokey Chatman regarding the signing of the WNBA’s All-Time assist leader Ticha Penicheiro. It’s a great piece reviewing all the off-season moves in Chicago, directed from 3,500 miles away. Check it out!
Go ahead, just ask the Minnesota Lynx.
Sure, you can have an extremely talented, young roster of players, and what will it get you? Not into the playoffs necessarily, never mind a title. Now, what happens when you add experienced veterans who have won a championship and a point guard who loves to spread it around? We are talking championship in the case of Minnesota, when Taj McWilliams-Franklin, Rebekkah Brunson and Lindsay Whalen joined Seimone Augustus, Candice Wiggins and the rest.
So this season we may get the answer to the question what happens when you add four veterans who have won championships, including a point guard who loves to distribute to perhaps the best center in the league, a dynamic combo guard who we know can score, and a young point guard who needs tutoring.
Pokey Chatman, head coach of and general manager of the Chicago Sky and I talked yesterday, as the Sky announced the addition of Ticha Penicheiro to the Sky roster. Penicheiro, one of the greatest point guards in WNBA history, thought about retirement, but instead chose to leave her familiar west coast to join forces with previous championship winners Swin Cash, Ruth Riley, and Le’Coe Willingham, superstar center Sylvia Fowles, Epiphanny Prince and Courtney Vandersloot. She hopes to continue to transform the Sky into an Eastern Conference contender.