Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Castro Marques Earns Starting Spot

From this link.

The scoop:

While Meadors said she is pleased with Young's effort, the coach decided it is time for Castro-Marques, a six-year veteran, to reclaim the spot she left behind when she departed for Spain in late May.

"You want your veterans to start the game because they've been there, done that," Meadors said. "Hopefully this will get us solidified in the beginning of the first quarter. First quarters have not been real kind to us lately."

And Jenna Marina asked Iziane about the brouhaha in Brazil for the first time:

Ask Castro-Marques what went down with her coach and all she will reveal is that the incident was a "coach-player disagreement."

"Just tried to put me in. I didn't want in. And that was all," she said.

In a post-game interview with Bassul that was posted on YouTube.com, Bassul said Brazil's bench was tired. When he tried to sub to keep up the energy, he said, "She said no. She didn't come back to the court. As a coach, I cannot accept that." He added that he wouldn't take her back for the Olympics.

Castro-Marques, who was a starter for Brazil's 2004 Olympic team in Athens, did say that the disagreement tainted her experience.

"I'm not going back," she said.


She nodded her head.

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Tamera Young only had the job part time. She had 10 points in her 24 minutes, but Izi had 10 in just 12 minutes.

Just goes to show you: when you're 1-17, there's no such thing as job security.

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