Sunday, September 20, 2009
Among Iziane Castro Marques's new teammates for Wisla Can-Pack in Krakow will be Janell Burse and Marta Fernandez.
Burse has played with the Seattle Storm for five of the last six years and has played with Dynamo Moscow in the previous off-season. Marta Fernandez played for Wisla Can-Pack last year, and played with the Los Angeles Sparks in 2007.
She will be playing for Jose Ignacio Hernandez, the new coach of Krakow. Hernandez was the head coach of Perfumerias last year and has been a force in women's basketball in Spain for several years, if I understand correctly. Perfumerias went to the Euroleague finals last year and went to the Spanish league finals as well. Krakow wants to make a big splash in European basketball and Krakow got Hernandez to leave Perfumerias despite one year remaining on his contract there.
Trivia: Magdalena Skorek wears Iziane's #8. Therefore, Iziane will be wearing #44 for Krakow.