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PostPosted: 03/01/17 11:57 am    ::: NYTimes: Encouraging Players to Plan for After the Games Reply Reply with quote

Encouraging Players to Plan for After the Games - Ken Belson, March 1st 2017

"When Alana Beard was in high school in Shreveport, La., she stopped by a Smoothie King fruit-drink shop almost every day on her way home from basketball practice. Even then, years before she became a star in the Women’s National Basketball Association, she was thinking about owning restaurants like that one day.

“I thought, why not make money off of something I enjoy,” Ms. Beard said by phone from Salamanca, Spain, where she is playing this W.N.B.A. off-season.

Now, nearly 20 years later, Ms. Beard, who will soon begin what she said will be her last season in the W.N.B.A., is preparing for life after basketball."


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PostPosted: 03/01/17 3:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This is the first time I heard of any mention that Alana was retiring from the WNBA. Surprised

BTW, in that linked article, who is the opposing Seattle Storm player on that photo, besides Tina Thompson? Is it Ewalina Kobryn?



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PostPosted: 03/01/17 3:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

StevenHW wrote:
This is the first time I heard of any mention that Alana was retiring from the WNBA. Surprised

BTW, in that linked article, who is the opposing Seattle Storm player on that photo, besides Tina Thompson? Is it Ewalina Kobryn?


Isn't it Quigley. Laughing


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PostPosted: 03/01/17 3:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

miller40 wrote:
StevenHW wrote:
This is the first time I heard of any mention that Alana was retiring from the WNBA. Surprised

BTW, in that linked article, who is the opposing Seattle Storm player on that photo, besides Tina Thompson? Is it Ewalina Kobryn?


Isn't it Quigley. Laughing


sure looks like her with a different hair color. good call.



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PostPosted: 03/01/17 3:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

miller40 wrote:
StevenHW wrote:
This is the first time I heard of any mention that Alana was retiring from the WNBA. Surprised

BTW, in that linked article, who is the opposing Seattle Storm player on that photo, besides Tina Thompson? Is it Ewalina Kobryn?


Isn't it Quigley. Laughing


The caption said that the photo was taken during the 2012 season. Was Allie with the Storm that year?



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PostPosted: 03/01/17 3:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It is Kobryn. Quigley last played for Seattle in 2011.



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PostPosted: 03/01/17 4:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
It is Kobryn. Quigley last played for Seattle in 2011.


No im 100% sure that's Quigley. Kobryn is twice her size Laughing
Also Quigley was waived by the Storm before the season. So this picture was probably taken during a preseason game.

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Transaction log[edit]
April 11, 2011: The Storm acquired a second-round pick in the 2012 Draft from the Indiana Fever as part of the Katie Smith trade. In addition, the Storm traded a third-round pick to Indiana and a first-round pick to the Washington Mystics.
January 2: The Storm acquired the second overall pick in the 2012 Draft from the Chicago Sky as part of the Swin Cash trade. The storm sent the 23rd overall pick to Chicago.
January 31: The Storm re-signed Allie Quigley.
February 6: The Storm signed Ann Wauters.
February 9: The Storm re-signed Sue Bird and Tanisha Wright.
February 14: The Storm traded Ashley Robinson to the Washington Mystics in exchange for Victoria Dunlap.
February 15: The Storm re-signed Ewelina Kobryn and Katie Smith.
February 27: The Seattle Storm signed Tina Thompson.
March 9: The Storm signed Rachel Allison and Alysha Clark.
April 6: The Storm signed Silvia Dominguez.
April 12: The Storm signed Lindsay Taylor.
April 26: The Storm signed Jacqua Williams, Ashley Corral, Dellena Criner, Ashley Gayle, and draft pick Shekinna Stricklen.
May 1: The Storm waived Rachel Allison, Dellena Criner, and Jacqua Williams.
May 14: The Storm waived Ashley Gayle and Lindsay Taylor.
May 16: The Storm waived Ashley Corral and Allie Quigley.
June 26: The Storm waived Victoria Dunlap.
June 29: The Storm signed Svetlana Abrosimova.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Seattle_Storm_season



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PostPosted: 03/01/17 7:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Michelle89 wrote:
pilight wrote:
It is Kobryn. Quigley last played for Seattle in 2011.


No im 100% sure that's Quigley. Kobryn is twice her size Laughing
Also Quigley was waived by the Storm before the season. So this picture was probably taken during a preseason game.



I agree. In fact I'm 200% sure it's Allie Quiqley Wink



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