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A Yes, absolutely. I still feel very strongly about the core group we have, that establishes our chemistry. But I do think it was time. … Some things had run [their] course. … There is no doubt in my mind this group that we have is going to be hungry again. Something was, in our minds, taken from us by a team in Indiana that was … when I say hungrier, that does not mean we were not hungry. They just had a little bit more than we did, and were extremely physical. And they were able to get it done.
Q What are your biggest questions as a coach heading into camp?
A Well, as I mentioned, training camp for me is golden. So how are we going to look in training camp, because I know that’s going to shape the season. Couple late arrivals, quirky schedule, in that we start a week later than everyone else. Maybe that’s a good thing, ’cause I’ll have those three new players that will need a little time. We’ll throw some people into the fire that have been reserve players in Amber Harris and Dev Peters. Janel McCarville is new.
Q How will the offense change with McCarville at center?
A Taj … was a very good passer. But having been with Janel the past few weeks, in a minimal X’s and O’s setting … Janel has a gift. I watched it when I followed her at the U. Drafted her in Charlotte, I’ve seen her along the way. We’re going to be even better at — as good as Taj was — Janel is going to be even better in terms of the flow.
Q Will not having the Olympics this year help your team?
A That interruption is a challenge. Yes. The very simple answer is yes.
Q Will having Lindsay and Janel come back from Europe early and with Moore’s season in China ending early help them be fresh for the season?
A If you talk to [Lindsay] there is a silver lining in that this is the most fresh she’s felt in a while. She has needed this time. So, same thing with Maya, all those guys. I wish Seimone would have had a little more time.
Q Is this the time when Moore steps up and becomes more the face of the team?
A The nice thing for me is that I don’t see one face of the franchise. I think that’s what makes us so good. It will never not be Lindsay and Seimone’s team. … Now, does Maya increase her role on the team? Absolutely. I think Maya will take a huge step forward, and that can only be good for us.
|Minnesota||6||Bottom 9th Inning|
|St. Louis||5||Bottom 9th Inning|
|Chicago Cubs||0||Top 5th Inning|
|Cincinnati||4||Bottom 4th Inning|
|San Diego||4||Top 4th Inning|
|San Francisco||2||Top 5th Inning|
|LA Angels||1||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|Chicago WSox||2||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Cleveland||3||Top 4th Inning|
|Texas||0||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Arizona||0||Bottom 5th Inning|
|LA Lakers||8:00 PM|
|NY Rangers||6:00 PM|
|New Jersey||6:30 PM|
|NY Islanders||8:00 PM|
|Radford||73||2nd Half 3:59|
|Illinois State||13||1st Half 5:50|
|Citadel||6||1st Half 15:48|
|Char Southern||5:00 PM|
|Kent State||6:00 PM|
|Western Mich||6:00 PM|
|Morehead State||6:30 PM|
|Utah Valley U|
|Southern Ill||8:35 PM|
|Eastern Ky||9:00 PM|
|(5) South Carolina||67|
|(14) NC State||79|
|(11) Penn State||82|
|Vermont||60||2nd Half 5:25|
|(23) Iowa||65||2nd Half 5:31|
|Florida||54||2nd Half 8:04|
|Saint Josephs||63||2nd Half 1:31|
|Canisius||55||2nd Half 3:21|
|Florida State||51||2nd Half 5:54|
|(2) Notre Dame||68|
|Portland||45||2nd Half 14:04|
|Charlotte||41||2nd Half 9:21|
|Jacksonville St||32||2nd Half 11:42|
|Colorado||28||2nd Half 17:34|
|La Salle||4:00 PM|
|Georgia Tech||5:00 PM|
|(19) Michigan State|
|Kansas State||6:00 PM|
|(13) North Carolina||7:00 PM|
|(15) Texas A&M|
|San Francisco||8:00 PM|
|Air Force||8:00 PM|
|San Diego State||8:00 PM|
|Washington St||8:00 PM|
|Texas Tech||8:30 PM|
|San Jose St||9:00 PM|
|San Diego||10:00 PM|